One person was killed and seven others were injured when a rollercoaster at a theme park in Stockholm, Sweden, derailed on Sunday, according to the park and the Stockholm police.
According to a journalist for Swedish television station SVT who was there at the Grona Lund amusement park, a carriage from the Jetline rollercoaster became off and plummeted from a significant height, taking numerous passengers with it.
The ride, which first opened in 1988, runs at speeds of around 56 mph (90 kilometers per hour).
Cecilia Bjorling, a spokesman for Grona Lund, shared with AFP that “unfortunately, one person passed away.”
The seven persons who were hurt and sent to the hospital have been confirmed by the police in Stockholm.
Helena Bostrom Thomas, a spokesperson for the Stockholm police department, stated that the injuries were the result of falls.
According to Hakan Eriksson, who works with the emergency services in the Swedish capital, “We received the alert at around 11:39 am (09:39 GMT), a rollercoaster had derailed, and several people were injured,” AFP was told by Eriksson.
The park was cleared out, and both law enforcement and medical personnel were dispatched to the area.
According to reporter Jenny Lagerstedt, who spoke to SVT about the incident, “I suddenly heard a metallic thud, and then the rides started to shake.”
“While my husband was sitting outside, he witnessed a car detach from its tow and fall to the ground.”
“I recently visited the park with my family and I can’t even imagine how it must feel when the most beautiful day suddenly turns into a nightmare,” Culture Minister Parisa Liljestrand told the TT news agency. “I recently visited the park with my family and I’m not even sure where to begin.”