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    Unhappy Scotland: Several injured, as rollercoaster crashes onto childrens ride

    Seven people have been injured after a rollercoaster crashed off the rails at a theme park in North Lanarkshire.
    Six ambulances and six fire engines are at the M&D's park near Strathclude Park in Motherwell after being called at 15:37.
    A number of specialist officers are also at the park, which has been evacuated.
    An eyewitness said: "People were trapped upside down on the ride."
    Emergency services said the incident involving the Tsunami ride was ongoing.



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    aww no. Prayers going out to them....
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    Well at almost 2 hours in i hope theyve all been rescued ray:

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    A rollercoaster has derailed and crashed into a children's ride at a Scottish theme park.

    A major incident is underway at M&D’s theme park in Motherwell after the Tsunami ride derailed.

    Eyewitnesses say it crashed to the ground leaving a number of people trapped inside.

    Read below for live updates.

    M&D's Tsunami rollercoaster crash: Updates as children trapped after ride derails and plunges 30ft to ground


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    Oh no! It sounds like two rides are involved..........

    A rollercoaster has derailed and crashed into a children's ride at a Scottish theme park.

    The 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.
    The shocked girl said: “It just collapsed - all you saw was it fall.

    “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.
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    Oh god, I hate rollercoasters and this is exactly why. Hope that, somehow, everyone involved is ok

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    Oh my! rayers: brings back memories of Alton Towers ):

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    Oh no.... It's a miracle they're only talking about injuries !

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCHMAE View Post
    Oh no.... It's a miracle they're only talking about injuries !
    Thank goodness i hope it stays injuries. And that the injured are okay.

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    Prayers for healing, the families, and the medical staff!!!

    (Family ties to Lanark....)


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    "Three children were seriously hurt when a rollercoaster flew off the rails and crashed at a theme park.

    Five other kids and two adults were also injured after a carriage shot off at 40mph and plummeted on to a children’s ride below.

    Horrified families tried to free people from the wreckage of the Tsunami ride at M&D’s Theme Park in Motherwell.

    The accident at the Motherwell park happened just after 3.30pm. It is believed nine people were on the ride at the time."

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...oaster-8286975

    This is awful but not a shock I've been here numerous times and the rides are getting old and rusting. It's a miracle nobody died. Due to my spinal issues and disability I don't go on them any more. My family normally go and see the animals in Amazonia, go to the arcade or the bowling. It's interesting the ride was shut yesterday for maintenance. The Health and Safety Executive has to go in and find out how this happened and look at the other rides. I've read from an eye witness who was there a child's hand was crushed and they might have lost it. I wish all the injured a speedy recovery. It will be interesting to see how this happened.
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    40 MPH! Yes, it is a miracle nobody was killed.

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    Park closed until further notice.

    "The M&D’s theme park in Motherwell has been witness to several failures over the last five years.
    History of problems with rides at M&D’s theme park in Strathclyde Park
    This is the eighth accident at the Strathclyde Park attraction since 2011."


    Read more at http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/incomin...ukBwgOamOJ7.99
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregjrichards View Post
    This is awful but not a shock I've been here numerous times and the rides are getting old and rusting. It's a miracle nobody died. Due to my spinal issues and disability I don't go on them any more. My family normally go and see the animals in Amazonia, go to the arcade or the bowling. It's interesting the ride was shut yesterday for maintenance. The Health and Safety Executive has to go in and find out how this happened and look at the other rides. I've read from an eye witness who was there a child's hand was crushed and they might have lost it. I wish all the injured a speedy recovery. It will be interesting to see how this happened.
    <rsbm> You're the third person I've read saying the same thing about the condition of the rides, the others on FB. It's been a long time since I was there.

    Sky News just reported there was a problem with this same ride, the Tsunami, in 2011. Nine people were trapped for around eight hours then. WTH? The Alton Towers' crash should have ensured greater H&S vigilance at every theme park. Whoever's responsible for Health & Safety at M&D's is in deep chit. The pictures I saw were horrific, my initial reaction was loss of life. Thank heavens it's not. I hope that little mite's hand is able to be saved. It sounds like there were some serious injuries though, awful.


    ETA: I can't link for some reason. STV news page on FB has many comments saying similar to you, except you're way more polite .....
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    "A distraught mum has revealed how her toddler was 'inches from death' as the Tsunami rollercoaster crashed to the ground around him at M&D's theme park.

    Amy Thomas, 24, watched in horror as pieces of the ride flew through the air 'just two feet away' from her three-year-old son Dylan's head yesterday.

    She says the youngster was on a small green motorbike - part of a children's ride beneath the towering coaster - when disaster struck at about 3.40pm.

    As he sat happily on the bike, the Tsunami came off its tracks 20 feet above him and plummeted to the ground with terrified riders onboard."

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    Thank God the ride missed this little boy it is a miracle it did.

    Thanks ScotAng for your post I've read loads of comments too about the rides at the park people are rightly very angry. I wonder what the future of the park is if this is determined to be a poor maintenance issue. Business is likely to be down at the park for a considerable time.
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