11 injured, including 9 children in Scottish roller coaster derailment

11 injured, including 9 children in Scottish roller coaster derailment

NORTH LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND (WWBT/NBC NEWS) - Terrifying moments for visitors at an amusement park in Scotland Sunday after a roller coaster derailed and fell off the track, injuring eleven, including nine children.

According to NBC News, M&D's amusement park in North Lanarkshire, Scotland said in a statement that the park was closed after "a serious incident occurred at M&D's today involving The Tsunami roller coaster."

NBC News reports Police Scotland, the national police force, said nine kids and two adults have been transported to area hospitals, but their conditions are unknown.

Pictures from the scene taken by bystanders shows the cars of the coaster in a heap on the ground, with people springing into action to help those who may be injured.

"The ride came crashing down, landing on the kids bike area," Ben Genovese told NBC News' U.K. partner ITV News. "Some kids got out quickly, unscathed. Others looked to be hurt."

According to the park's website, The Tsunami is "Scotland's only inverted roller coaster," capable of speeds of up to 65kmph (40 miles per hour) as it moves through "corkscrew twists, turns, and loops."

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