Grona Lund roller coaster derailment leaves one dead in Sweden – News Block

One person has died and seven others have been injured after a roller coaster derailed in Sweden.

Horror unfolded at Grona Lund amusement park in Stockholm when the Jetline roller coaster partly went off the tracks mid-ride.

Emergency services, including a helicopter, ambulances and fire trucks, arrived shortly after the incident on Sunday.

The incident took place at the Grona Lund amusement park in Stockholm.

Police confirmed that seven people, including children and adults, had been hospitalized.

One of the carriages on the ride was reportedly seen to go off the rails at a “high altitude” before falling to the ground.

Swedish broadcaster SVT journalist Jenny Lagerstedt was in the park with her family and said her husband witnessed the horror.

“My husband, who was sitting outside, saw a carriage break loose and fall from a great height, and there were people in it,” she told local media.

Another witness told the Swedish outlet Expessen that he saw the wheels come out of the roller coaster.

Injured and uninjured passengers trapped in other carriages had to be removed from the journey with the help of rescue teams.

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The park has been evacuated while the emergency services treat the injured.

The park’s chief information officer, Annika Troselius, said the full extent of the injuries and damage to the coaster was unclear.

“It is incredibly tragic and shocking. Unfortunately, we have received the news that one person has died and several more are injured,” she said.

“This must not happen and must not happen. We are all very surprised and shocked and we are currently focusing on taking care of all those affected and our staff.”

The Grona Lund website now includes a black banner acknowledging that “a serious accident has occurred on the Jetline”.

The Jetline reaches speeds of 90km/h and is 30m tall at its peak.

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