At least seven people have been injured, after a rollercoaster derailed, at an amusement park in Scotland.
Seven people have been injured when a rollercoaster derailed at M&D’s amusement park in Motherwell. Police, fire and ambulance officers were at the scene in Strathclyde Country Park.
“We can confirm we are currently working with other emergency services to ascertain the full extent of the situation,” a Police Scotland statement said.
“We can confirm there are injured parties – approximately seven people.”
The accident took place on the Tsunami ride, described on the theme park’s website as “Scotland’s only inverted rollercoaster”. The website adds that the ride can reach speeds of up to 65mph.
A number of specialist officers were also at the park, which has been evacuated. An eyewitness described seeing people “trapped upside down on the ride.”