Rollercoaster derailed: Seven dead


It was supposed to be a fun Sunday afternoon for locals and tourists having a good time at the M&D theme park in Motherwell, Scotland, when a rollercoaster reportedly derailed. A number of people are reportedly trapped in the wreckage. According to an update received by BBC 7, casualties are reported.

M&D’s is an amusement park located in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Bordering on Strathclyde Park, the park contains five rollercoasters and two water rides among others, as well as an arcade, theatre, ten-pin bowling, and indoor reptile house – Amazonia.

Eyewitnesses told the local Mirror newspaper that around 8 to 10 people were onboard the rollercoaster carriage when it derailed, dropping some 30 feet (10 meters) to the ground.