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Nine children and two adults injured after rollercoaster crashes off rails in Scotland

The accident happened shortly before 4pm at M&D’s park near Hamilton.

crash scene - 1 The scene of the crash earlier this evening Source: Demi Campbell

Updated 6.25pm

NINE CHILDREN AND two adults have been injured after a rollercoaster crashed off its rails in Scotland.

Police in Scotland have confirmed the casualties and that the injured are being treated in local hospitals.

Emergency services are currently in attendance at the M&Ds theme park near Hamilton in Lanarkshire, an area of the Scottish lowlands.

The accident happened on the Tsunami rollercoaster.

They were called to the scene shortly before 4pm.

The theme park remains closed.

In a statement on its Facebook page a spokesperson for M&D’s has said:

A serious incident occurred at M&D’s today involving the tsunami rollercoaster. We have all emergency services on site to assist. The theme park is closed until further notice

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The Daily Record is reporting that there were around 10 people on board at the time of the crash and that children may have been trapped when the ride crashed.

Back in 2011 nine people were rescued from the ride after a mechanical failure saw it stop halfway through its run – leaving those on board suspended upside down. 

First published 5.20pm 

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