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

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Posted: Jun 26, 2016 11:50 AM

LONDON (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 M&D's theme park in Motherwell in southern Scotland flew off the rails as it turned a corner and plummeted to the ground.

"A serious incident occurred at M&D's today involving the Tsunami roller coaster. We have all emergency services on site to assist. The theme park is closed until further notice," a spokeswoman for the park said in a statement.

The Daily Record quoted 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.

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan and William James; editing by Guy Faulconbridge and Conor Humphries)