Daily Record: Roller coaster carriage derails injuring 7 at Scottish theme park

Horrific Roller Coaster Accident in Scotland

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - A roller coaster carriage at a theme park in Scotland came off its rails on Sunday and fell 30ft (10 meters) onto a children's ride below injuring around seven people, the Daily Record newspaper reported.

The Daily Record cited eyewitness reports saying the carriage, carrying ten people, on the Tsunami ride at the M&D's theme park in Motherwell in southern Scotland flew off the rails as it turned a corner and plummeted to the ground.

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It cited a police statement saying "approximately seven people" had been injured.

A spokeswoman for local police said they were responding to an emergency incident at the park but could not give any further details.

The Scottish ambulance service said six ambulance crews, a special operations response team and a team of emergency doctors had been sent to the park to respond to the incident. They had no details of casualties.

Pictures on Twitter showed people trying to help those trapped in an upside down carriage. M&D did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

See social media reaction to the accident:

Scottish roller coaster derails, injuring 7
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Scottish roller coaster derails, injuring 7
In shock at what I've just witnessed in M&Ds. Hope everyone is safe💕 https://t.co/lWdOqJrEyB
My friend just uploaded this picture of one of the wheels that flew off the from the tsunami rollercoaster at M&d's https://t.co/Kc8U1fOjut
My daughter has just witnessed a roller coaster derail at M&D's and crashing to the ground.
My little sisters are just back from M&Ds and they seen a roller coaster full of kids come right off the rails and land on another one 😐😐
Really bad accident at M.& D's the tsunami rollercoaster has come flying off the rails and landed in the park, lots of people hurt.@SkyNews

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