Tragedy unfolds at school Carols by Candlelight event in Ipswich.


A Queensland carols by candlelight event has ended in tragedy.





A carols by candlelight event has ended in tragedy with the death of a man at Ipswich, west of Brisbane.

Police said the 20-year-old was crushed while dismantling a merry-go-round ride at Collingwood Park State School last night.


He died at the scene.

The accident happened after 9:00pm (AEST) while the rides were being packed up.

The carols event had concluded and most people attending the event had gone home.

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Emergency services at Collingwood Park in Ipswich where a man was crushed to death. (Photo: ABC.)

Police and workplace health and safety officers are investigating the cause of the accident.

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