Roller coaster derails in Sweden, killing one and injuring several others

This file photo taken on September 5, 2009 shows the Jetline roller coaster at the Grona Lund amusement park in Stockholm, Sweden. A carriage in the Jetline roller coaster has derailed and fallen from a height of several meters. One person died and s

One person was killed and several others injured when a roller coaster derailed in Stockholm on Sunday, Swedish TV reported.

Park officials told public broadcaster SVT that that one of the carriages on the Jetline rollercoaster derailed and people fell to the ground at the Grona Lund amusement park.

"It is incredibly tragic and shocking," park spokeswoman Annika Troselius told SVT. "Unfortunately we have been informed that one person is killed and many are injured."

A photo taken on June 25, 2023 shows police at the Grona Lund amusement park, after an accident occurred in the 'Jetline' roller coaster leaving one person dead. (Photo by CLAUDIO BRESCIANI/TT NEWS AGENCY/AFP via Getty Images)

Police said seven people, both children and adults, were hospitalized.

The amusement park was evacuated to facilitate the work of rescue crews.

SVT reporter Jenny Lagerstedt, who was standing in line for another ride, said the carriage was at a high altitude.

"Suddenly I heard a metallic thud and then the rides started to shake," she said. Rescuers had to remove other passengers who were stuck in other carriages on the roller coaster after the accident.