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A train derailed in a freak crash at a theme park yesterday (Wednesday, October 26), leading to several hospitalisations.
Three cars on the popular steam-powered train at Silver Dollar City amusement park in Stone County, Missouri, tipped onto their side at around 6.10pm (local time), throwing passengers to the ground.
Six passengers and one employee at the park were rushed to nearby medical facilities after one of the passengers on the Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train contacted 911.
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Some of the non-injured passengers were understandably shaken and the park provided additional support, reports the Mirror.
They were escorted from the scene shortly after the crash by shuttle bus.
Footage shared online by witnesses showed the train on its side off the tracks with its wheels in the air as staff and rescue workers surveyed the damage.
A Facebook post written by Kathy Raines Adams, who said she was on the ride, told of her relief after escaping unharmed.
She said: "We were in the 2nd car from the engine when it derailed. We were able to climb out about a 3 foot section between the train and hill.
"I’m praising God that I was on the outside, we are all ok, and injuries seem to be minimal. Currently we are on a mountainside watching them rescue people."
She also asked her followers to pray for one girl, who was on her "first visit to a theme park" when the incident occurred.
"I’m not sure we will return.", she added.
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A statement released by the theme park later in the evening read: "Silver Dollar City confirms that earlier this evening, sections of the Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train derailed from the track.
"At this time, we are wholeheartedly focused on providing support for guests and team members in partnership with Stone County first responders."
Officers from the Division of Fire Safety attended Silver Dollar City to investigate, according to local media.
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