Four people have been seriously injured following a crash at Alton Towers amusement park, involving two carriages on the Smiler attraction.

One of the carriages contained 16 guests while the other was empty, they came together on a low section of the track.

An Alton Towers spokeswoman said: “The resort’s fully qualified first responders were on the scene immediately to assist with the evacuation which is ongoing, and the area has been closed to allow for access to emergency services vehicles.

“To ensure the safe and timely evacuation of guests a platform is being constructed. This will take a few minutes but will enable us to proceed more quickly.”

It added: “There will be a full investigation once we have recovered the guests who are our priority.”

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