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Vienna man dies trying to jump on high-speed carousel

A fun fair goer died after trying to jump on to a high-speed carousel at Vienna's Prater amusement park on Saturday night.

Drunk Manfred W., 34, and a 29-year-old friend had earlier taken a ride on the "Extasy" carousel which goes up to speeds of 120 kilometres per hour.

But as the pals were leaving, Manfred W. decided he wanted more and ran back to get on board the ride which had already started.

Shocked operator Robert Pichler watched as the drunk hurled himself at the spinning carousel. He immediately pushed the emergency stop button, but it was too late.

Police said today (Mon) the man died soon later from multiple injuries.

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