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One man was killed and another was seriously injured over the weekend when they were hit by a roller coaster that was being tested at Kijima Kogen Park in Oita Prefecture, the police said.

According to the police, park employee Takashi Okubo, 44, and another employee were struck at around 3:30 p.m. Saturday while inspecting the tracks at the Jupiter, a wooden roller coaster. No one was riding it at the time, the police said.

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