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Six ambulances and six fire engines are at M&D's theme park in North Lanarkshire after a rollercoaster crashed off the rails. Emergency crews were called to the scene near Strathclyde Park in Motherwell at 15:37. A number of specialist officers are also at the park. Emergency services said the incident was ongoing, but no further information was available.
originally posted by: Skywatcher2011
a reply to: skywatcher44
Looks like someone didn't do proper maintenance and safety check...these roller coaster machines do go through wear and tear just like any tool...someone is going to lose their job. Not good publicity for this theme park. I can tell you I won't be riding that Tsunami anytime soon
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."