A rollercoaster has derailed at M&D’s theme park in Motherwell. Early eyewitness reports say the carriage on the Tsunami ride came off the tracks and plunged 30ft to the ground.
The park has since been evacuated and emergency services are on the scene.
The Tsunami rollercoaster carriage plummeted to the ground and landed on top of a child’s car ride, leaving casualties trapped in the wreckage.
Police, fire and ambulance officers are working at the scene in Strathclyde Country Park.
Police have told us that nine kids and two adults have been injured in the incident.
The extent of their injuries are not yet known.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Emergency services are at the scene dealing with the incident at M&Ds theme park.
“At this time we are aware of 11 casualties – two adults and nine children, who are all being treated at local hospitals.
“We are unable to give more detail of their injuries at this stage.”
Katie Burns said she had just finished riding the Tsunami rollercoaster and was walking past when the carriage crashed with children on board.
On Facebook she said: “Literally got off the Tsunami at M&Ds and then walking past and the next lot of people get on and the full thing goes off the tracks.
“Honestly never been so scared in my life, with this weather they should not be on, “
Kids and adults are still on it upside down, it’s like something out a horror film, children crying and everything.
“Literally can’t believe this, my heart goes out to everyone on it, a full load came off the track but and on the pavement, like a horror film worse thing ever heard and seen, can’t get over this.”
Eleven-year-old Tegan Low avoided the catastrophe by seconds.The Blantyre girl was on carriage the Tsunami rollercoaster just before the disaster – and was one carriage away from adding her name to the list of casualties.
“All these people were trapped under it. It landed on these motorbikes for toddlers, I don’t know if there were any on them at the time.
”All these people were crying, it was awful.”
Her shocked dad Keith Low, 43, admitted he was still coming to terms with the near miss.”I don’t know how to feel to be honest,”
He added: “I feel for the other people who were on it. I’ve got my daughter back home safe, but there are other families that will be less fortunate.”