Sweden rollercoaster accident: One person reportedly killed and several injured at Stockholm’s Grona Lund park

One person has reportedly been killed and several injured in a rollercoaster accident in Stockholm.

Witnesses told broadcaster SVT the ride had partly derailed and a helicopter, ambulances and fire engines were seen arriving.

Police confirmed several people had been injured at the Grona Lund theme park.

“We are emptying the park and we’ve started our investigation,” a police spokesperson said.

A black banner on Grona Lund’s website said: “A serious accident has taken place on the Jetline. We are working with the rescue services. The park is closed for now.”

Cornelia, who had just been on the ride with her son, told Sweden’s TV4 that people started running.

“There was a lot of screaming. No one knew what was going on,” she said.

Sweden’s Expessen quoted a police officer as saying several people had fallen off the ride and were found on the floor, while several more were left stuck.

Jenny Lagerstedt, who was visiting the park with family, said she heard a metallic noise and saw the track shaking.

“My husband saw a rollercoaster car with people in it falling to the ground,” she told SVT.

The Jetline rollercoaster pictured in 2009. Pic: AP
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The Jetline rollercoaster pictured in 2009. Pic: AP

A witness queuing nearby told Expessen he saw the rollercoaster’s wheels starting to come off.

Jetline reaches 56mph (90kmh) and is 30m (98ft) high, carries more than a million people per year, and costs 90 kronor to ride (£6.60), according to the park’s website.

It also says all rides are checked daily for safety and that Dekra, a state control body, inspects them annually.

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