Six in hospital after Florida roller coaster derails

Six people have been taken to hospital after a roller coaster in Florida derailed, leaving some riders dangling 34 feet (10 metres) above the ground.

According to the Daytona Beach Fire Department’s Twitter account, two riders fell to the ground from the ride at Daytona Beach Boardwalk last night.

It says a total of 10 riders were rescued. It says the extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

The Daytona Beach Police tweeted that it was assisting the fire department.

- Digital Desk

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