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Roller Coaster Derailment Leaves 8 Kids, 2 Adults Injured In Scotland

A witness said people were stuck upside down after the accident.

Eight children and two adults were injured when a roller coaster derailed at a Scottish amusement park on Sunday.

A car on a ride called The Tsunami went off the rails, collided with the ride's structure and plummeted to the ground, Lanarkshire Police said in a statement posted to Facebook.

Wreckage from the crash is seen through a fence at the park in Scotland.
Wreckage from the crash is seen through a fence at the park in Scotland.

Emergency workers rushed to M&D's theme park, near Motherwell, which was evacuated following the crash. The park is still closed, according to a statement on the park's website. 

Authorities said all the injured roller coaster riders were taken to area hospitals for treatment but did not immediately share details regarding the injuries. 

The Tsunami can reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, CNN reports.

"People were trapped upside down on the ride" following the accident, one witness told the BBC.

Other witnesses described the scene on Twitter.

 

A statement on the park's website appeared as follows:

A statement posted to the website of M&D's theme park.
A statement posted to the website of M&D's theme park.
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