More Than 20 Injured After Ship Topples Over Dock


More than 20 people are reported injured after a large ship toppled over in Edinburg, Scotland, as the result of high winds.

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Authorities said around 25 were injured at the Imperial Dock in Leith, with 15 of those needing to be transported to the hospital. The others were treated at the scene.

The ship was in a dry dock and toppled over because of the winds, prompting an emergency response.

“We received a call at 0829 hours today to attend an incident in Leith,” a Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said, via Yahoo News. “We have dispatched five ambulances, an air ambulance, three trauma teams, our special operations team, three paramedic response units and one patient transport vehicle.”

25 People Injured After Ship Dislodges in Dry Dock

Scottish Greens Lothian MSP Lorna Slater urged others to avoid the area as the incident was being handled by rescue personnel.

“Images of such a large ship in dry dock leaning at 45-degree angle is very concerning, “she said, via Yahoo. “I understand that around 25 people have been injured in some way, with around 15 of them now in hospital. My thoughts are with them and others impacted by what must have been a terrifying experience.

“Because of the nature of the incident there will clearly be a level of disruption for locals and for people traveling in and around the Leith area. I would ask people to exercise patience and where they can seek alternative routes to allow first responders and other agencies to go about their work.

“Our thanks go to the emergency services and other agencies who are working to deal with this and to assess the situation moving forward.”

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