Swedish Roller Coaster Derails, Killing One, Injuring Others

A Sunday roller coaster derailment accident at Gröna Lund, Sweden’s oldest amusement park, claimed one life and left nine others injured.

The train partially derailed and stopped at a height between 20 and 25 feet, with one car tilted towards the ground, according to park chief executive Jan Eriksson. The nine injured were transported to a hospital, one of them in serious condition as of Sunday. Three of the injured were children, all of whom sustained minor injuries, according to the Associated Press (AP).

Witnesses said two or three people fell out of the car, one of whom managed to hold onto the track. Photos and videos from the scene showed a man sitting on a beam under the derailed train. (RELATED: Multiple Injuries Reported On Six Flags Rollercoaster)

#EnVideo, Una persona murió y otras 14 resultaron heridas al descarrilar a varios metros de altura el vagón de una montaña rusa en un parque de atracciones Gröna Lund de Estocolmo, informó este domingo la televisión pública sueca SVT. pic.twitter.com/hnHSraElhR

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Eriksson confirmed 14 people were riding the rollercoaster at the time of the incident. The park was promptly evacuated following the incident and

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