September 30, 2023

STOCKHOLM (AP) — One particular person was killed and several other others injured when a curler coaster derailed in Stockholm on Sunday, Swedish TV reported.

Park officers advised public broadcaster SVT that that one of many carriages on the Jetline rollercoaster derailed and other people fell to the bottom on the Grona Lund amusement park.

“It’s extremely tragic and surprising,” park spokeswoman Annika Troselius advised SVT. “Sadly we now have been knowledgeable that one particular person is killed and lots of are injured.”

Police mentioned seven individuals, each kids and adults, had been hospitalized.

The amusement park was evacuated to facilitate the work of rescue crews.

SVT reporter Jenny Lagerstedt, who was standing in line for one more trip, mentioned the carriage was at a excessive altitude.

“Out of the blue I heard a metallic thud after which the rides began to shake,” she mentioned. Rescuers needed to take away different passengers who had been caught in different carriages on the curler coaster after the accident.

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