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Teen killed after being ejected from whirling ride at church carnival

MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 23:  A rollercoaster whirls around during the second day of the Oktoberfest beer festival on September 22, 2007 in Munich, Germany.  The Oktoberfest, known as the biggest beer festival worldwide, is visited by around estimated six million visitors, enjoying Bavarian beer in huge tents and attending roller coasters on the fairgrounds.  (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 23: A rollercoaster whirls around during the second day of the Oktoberfest beer festival on September 22, 2007 in Munich, Germany. The Oktoberfest, known as the biggest beer festival worldwide, is visited by around estimated six million visitors, enjoying Bavarian beer in huge tents and attending roller coasters on the fairgrounds. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)  (2007 Getty Images)

One teenage girl has been killed and another is injured after they were ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival.

Police say the girls were at a parking lot carnival at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church when they were hurled from a spinning ride called "Sizzler" just before 7 p.m. Friday. A spokeswoman for the El Paso Roman Catholic diocese says a 16-year-old girl hit a metal barricade. She died at Del Sol Medical Center. A 15-year-old girl was taken to University Medical Center with injuries not thought to be life-threatening.

A third girl who also was on the ride had hooked her arms on a safety bar and was not ejected.

Police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo says a cause hasn't been determined.

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