Brekky Wrap: Terrifying Moment Roller Coaster Breaks Down At 'Highest Point'
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A rollercoaster has broken down in the U.K. leaving passengers stranded 30 metres in the air, according to local media. Screams were heard as 'The Smiler' at Alton Towers came to an abrupt stop near the highest point of the ride. "I was walking back to the car when I saw the carriage suspended above the ground at a 180-degree angle," witness Jamie McKay told The Sun. "It was pretty scary hearing them all screaming, they were helpless up there," he continued. It took engineers more than 20 minutes to free those from the carriage after reversing it back down. The ride will be reset and will be open for guests tomorrow.
Two teenage boys have been named suspects in the murder of Australian Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend. The 18 and 19-year-olds were originally deemed missing, now Canadian police are asking the public not to approach them, saying they may have also been involved in the death of a third person.
Boris Johnson will become the next U.K. Prime Minister after winning the Conservative Party leadership race with 66 percent of the vote. The former London mayor and foreign minister declared the party will “get Brexit done”.
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There’s been more drama at the World Swimming Championships overnight, with British swimmer Duncan Scott becoming the second athlete to refuse to share the podium with China’s Sun Yang. The Controversial swimmer taunted the Brit for protesting against him, labelling him a ‘loser’.
A wheel-chair-bound woman has died following a house fire in Victoria.Emergency crews were called to a unit in North Bendigo just before 10pm last night. The woman -- aged in her 40s -- was pulled to safety but has since died in hospital.
A terminally ill person has for the first time been granted permission to die under the Victorian government’s euthanasia laws. The person’s identity remains private. The permit is yet to be used.
Border Force officers in Sydney have found more than $1 million worth of liquid ice hidden inside a delivery of snow globes from Canada. Authorities say close to eight litres of meth was identified through X-rays. The Australian Federal Police are now investigating. Charges are yet to be laid.
In sport, Australia’s Caleb Ewan has claimed his second victory in this year’s Tour de France, edging out his rivals in the 16th stage. He is now the only sprint specialist with two wins this year, having also won the 11th stage.
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