Tsunami Roller coaster at M&Ds in UK derails and injuries 10
A suspended roller coaster called “Tsunami” derailed at the M&DS park in Scotland on Sunday afternoon and crashed into a children’s ride located under the coaster.
Eight children and two adults were taken to the hospital after the incident and are being treated for their injuries which are still unknown at this time.
After the incident, M&Ds made the announcement via their social media that the entire park was evacuated.
My heart goes out to all the kids who were on the Tsunami roller coaster at M and Ds who got injured ??? pic.twitter.com/Vg7HtTORee
— BrEn_Is_LyFe (@chloemccC1) June 26, 2016
Several photos began showing up on social media showing the rescue efforts that went into effect after the incident, one even showing a set of wheels from the vehicle that derailed. (seen above)
The Tsunami roller coaster is manufactured by Pinfari and reaches maximum height of 65 feet and a top speed of around 40 mph.
This is not the first time Tsunami has had mechanical issues. According to Theme Park Tourist, the coaster had a broken lift hill chain back in 2011 causing riders to be stuck for several hours.
We will keep this post updated with any new news on this developing story.