At least seven injured as high-diving acrobat stage collapses in front of screaming crowds at Europa Park | The Sun

AT least seven people have been injured after a high platform collapsed at Germany's biggest theme park.

Acrobats were performing a pirate show at Europa Park when the scene dramatically fell apart – sending the actors flying as stunned tourists screamed in horror.

They plunged 25ft into the water below as the structures crashed in around them.

Two visitors and five performers were injured, cops said.

Three of the seven hurt were raced to hospital.

Dramatic footage shows the mobile pool cracking – pulling apart diving platforms attached to it.

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The stage then caves, sending the platform and other structures plunging into the water.

Terrified tourists quickly moved away from the set and screams echoed around the pool.

Police are now probing how the accident happened at the theme park in Rust, Baden-Württemberg.

It comes just two months after 25,000 were forced to evacuate the site after a huge fire erupted.

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Horror images showed thick plumes of dark smoke rising into the sky behind a rollercoaster, which attracted more than six million visitors last year.

The fire broke out on the Atlantic Supersplash track – a log flume ride – before spreading to other attractions including the Alpenexpress and Descentes Rapides Tyrol.

The park was first built and opened in 1975 but has since gone through many transformations.

Tickets for the park cost between £40 and £300.

It is located in the border triangle region of Germany, France and Switzerland and is about 34 miles south of Strasbourg.

There was a previous fire at the park in May 2018 where witnesses said the flames reached 15 metres high.

Europa Park is the largest theme park in Germany and the second most popular in Europe, following Disneyland Paris in France.

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