New information in Zoo train derailment


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A state official says Kentucky regulators
inspected a miniature train at the Louisville Zoo earlier this
spring.
Kentucky Department of Agriculture spokesman Ted Sloan said the
agency had not received any prior complaints about the ride, which
overturned Monday sending 22 of the 30 passengers to hospitals.
Sloan said investigators were back at the zoo Tuesday morning.
One child was critically injured when three open-air cars and
the engine fell off the rails.
A Kosair Children's Hospital spokesman says the child, a
21-month-old girl, was upgraded to serious condition on Tuesday. A
2-month-old boy also admitted to the hospital was expected to be
discharged Tuesday, Rublein said.
A zoo spokeswoman says the train circles the zoo along a
two-mile track and has been around for about 40 years.
The ride will be closed until further notice.

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