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Ship topples in dry dock in Scotland injuring 25

The Scottish Ambulance Service says 25 people have been injured after a ship tipped over in a dry dock in Leith.

March 23, 2023
23 March 2023

Twenty-five people have been injured when a ship came off its holding and tipped on its side in a dry dock in Leith, Scotland, the Scottish Ambulance Service says, with 15 taken to hospital.

Ten people were treated and discharged at the scene, the emergency service added in a statement.

Pictures posted on Twitter showed a large ship propped up against the wall of a dry dock.

A local councillor posting on the social media site said strong winds had caused the incident.

Scottish medical authorities at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, which received 11 patients, urged people not to attend its accident and emergency department as it would be busy dealing with the victims of the incident.

Five ambulances, an air ambulance, three trauma teams and other specialist responders had earlier attended the scene after the accident took place about 8.30am.

Edinburgh Police said a boat had become dislodged from its holding at Imperial Dock in Leith, near Edinburgh.

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