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The Tornado ride at M&Ds amusement park in Motherwell, Scotland, which malfunctioned in MarchWikipedia

A roller-coaster has crashed at M&D's theme park in Motherwell, Scotland on Sunday 26 June, leaving 10 people injured including eight children. Eyewitness reports on social media are suggesting that a carriage on the park's Tsunami ride derailed while it was 30ft (10m) above the ground, with the 10 people on board.

The Tsunami ride is described on the theme park's website as "Scotland's only inverted rollercoaster" and can reach speeds of 65mph. (100kmh). "We can confirm we are currently working with other emergency services to ascertain the full extent of the situation," a Police Scotland statement said.

"We can confirm there are injured parties - approximately seven people."

People claiming to be at the scene are saying that "kids look hurt", while the BBC has reported that carriages from the ride landed on a children's car ride. At the scene of the accident "six ambulances and six fire engines" are in attendance.

According to the Daily Record, eight people had to be rescued from a separate ride at the same park, after it came to a halt 20ft in the air. All eight were rescued by emergency services without injury. In August 2015, three children were bruised when a log flume at the park malfunctioned.

A spokesman for the theme park's operators M&D's said: "As a family-run business, our thoughts are with those who have been injured and their families. We wish everyone a full recovery. We are co-operating fully with Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive on their joint investigation to ascertain the cause of the accident."