Man killed in rollercoaster fall

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Police investigators examine a spinning roller coaster after a man fell to his death at the Tokyo Dome City Attractions

A man has died after falling from a roller coaster at a Tokyo amusement park.

Police said the man fell as he was riding with a friend on the Spinning Coaster Maihime at the Tokyo Dome park. He was taken to hospital but was declared dead two hours later.

The small roller coaster has single cars which spin like a tea cup as they travel along a track.

Police say they are investigating whether the accident was caused by professional negligence or if the man failed to follow safety instructions.

Tokyo Dome suspended all rides at the complex.

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