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Five hurt on Vortex at NC State Fair

Raleigh, N.Y. - Five people were injured, two of them seriously, when a ride they were on at the North Carolina State Fair started up again as they were getting off.

This happened late Thursday night at the state fairgrounds in Raleigh.
The five were getting off a ride called the Vortex. " It spins, twirls and flips riders upside down.

 A preliminary investigation shows those five people were hurt when the ride suddenly started backing up.

One observer said, "It just sounded like a bunch of stuff hitting metal...and that was it.  And then there was no screaming.  I didn't hear any screaming and nothing out of the normal but then all of a sudden we had all the ambulance and state trooper activity after that."
No word has been received yet on the victims' conditions or what caused the ride to restart.

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