Rollercoaster crash: Ten people hurt at M&D’s theme park
Eight children and two adults have been injured after a rollercoaster derailed and crashed at a theme park in North Lanarkshire in Scotland.
Police said the injured were all being treated at local hospitals.
Six ambulances and six fire engines were at the M&D’s park near Strathclyde Park, Motherwell, after being called at 15:37. It was evacuated shortly after.
One adult and one child are in stable condition and three children are expected to be allowed home later.
The incident involved the Tsunami ride, which can travel at up to 40mph. One eyewitness said “people were trapped upside down on the ride” following the crash.
Police Scotland revised down the number of injured from its initial estimate of 11 and confirmed there were nine passengers on the ride at the time.
Ch Insp David Bruce said: “On arrival it became clear a series of five gondolas connected on a train on the Tsunami ride have detached from the rails, struck the superstructure and then struck the ground.
“As a result of this accident, 10 people have been injured, two adults and eight children.”
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