GREENSBURG, La. (AP) — Two teenagers were seriously hurt when they were thrown from a carnival ride during a high school fair in Greensburg.

The state Fire Marshal's office said the two had been on a ride called "the Zipper" — described as a huge oval frame that spins like a Ferris wheel with free -flipping cars. They were being removed from the ride when it went in motion, causing them to be thrown from the car and fall 15 feet.

Maj. Michael Martin of the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office said the brother and sister, ages 13 and 15, were hospitalized in Baton Rouge after the Saturday evening accident. The Fire Marshal's office said Sunday that the two were in stable condition.

No mechanical problems were found in an inspection of the ride.

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