Ten people, including 8 children, have been rushed to hospital after being injured in a rollercoaster crash in North Lanarkshire, Scotland.
The accident occurred on the Tsunami inverted roller-coaster ride at the M&D Theme Park on Sunday.
“At 15.49 hrs today, Police Scotland received a report of an incident involving a roller coaster at M&D Theme Park, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire,” a post on the Lanarkshire Police Divison Facebook page reads.
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“The Tsunami inverted roller-coaster ride, involving five gondolas in a train, detached from its rails, collided with the ride’s main structure and struck the ground.
“Ten people, eight children and two adults, have been taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Wishaw General and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where they are being treated for injuries. The details of their injuries will be provided in due course.”
BBCBreaking: 9 children & 2 adults injured after rollercoaster crash near Motherwell – Police Scotland … pic.twitter.com/xWEuMGF650
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“The Theme Park and immediate area were evacuated following the incident. M&D Theme Park is now closed.
“Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Health and Safety Executive are in attendance.
— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) June 26, 2016
“Our thoughts are with the families of those injured. A joint investigation by Police Scotland and HSE is now underway. I would appeal for any witnesses who have not yet come forward to please call 101.” Chief Inspector David Bruce said.
Chief Inspector David Bruce tells reporters about rollercoaster crash at M&D’s theme park. pic.twitter.com/776MpsU9jk
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