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VIDEO: Alton Towers Smiler ride reopens nine months after crash


Alton Towers theme park has reopened the Smiler roller-coaster today - nine months after an accident which left five people with serious or life-changing injuries. The venue said it has sought to "learn every possible lesson" from last June's crash before deciding to restart the £18 million ride. Two teenage passengers - Vicky Balch and Leah Washington - underwent leg amputations after their carriage collided with a stationary car on the Smiler ride on June 2.

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