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Scotland: Roller Coaster Derails, 10 Injured

A carriage holding ten passengers came off the tracks of an upside down roller coaster, plunging 20-30 feet. Everyone aboard has been taken to the hospital.
Abe Aron, כ' סיון תשע"ו 26/06/2016 23:17

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Scenes of horror as a roller coaster came of the tracks at M&D's theme park in Scotland this afternoon.

A heroic group of fathers tried desperately to free the children trapped under the rollercoaster. A father at the scene told the Daily Record," It was difficult to see anyone under the wreckage though and everyone around just seemed like they couldn't quite take in what they were seeing.

"The place was eerily silent as everyone was in total shock. A group of dads were trying to tip the roller-coaster carriage over to get access to the kids who were trapped inside but the thing was solid...It was probably only a couple of minutes before the sirens of the fire engines and ambulances could be heard, but it felt like a lifetime."

There were 8 children and two adults aboard the ride when it came off the tracks and plunged 20-30 feet landing on another ride. Three of the children are said to be in serious condition.

Chief Inspector David Bruce spoke with reporters at the scene. He said, "Along with other emergency services we attended immediately, and on arrival it became clear that 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."

Police have confirmed an investigation will be launched into the safety of the theme park.





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