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Amnesia Rockfest ferris wheel fall sends 2 to hospital

Two people were taken to hospital on Saturday after falling off a ferris wheel at the Amnesia Rockfest music festival in Montebello, Que.

Victims suffered several different injuries, but are expected to survive

Police say two people were taken to hospital after they fell off this ferris wheel at Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Que., on Saturday. (Waubgeshig Rice/CBC)

Two people were taken to hospital on Saturday after falling off a ferris wheel at the Amnesia Rockfest music festival in Montebello, Que.

The Sûreté du Québec said two people fell about 10 metres from the ride.

They suffered several non life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospital.

Local paramedics said they responded to a total of 20 calls to the festival site on Saturday.

Organizers say about 200,000 people have come to the festival in recent years. This year's headliners include Linkin Park, System of a Down and Sublime.