5 Jan, 2022 @ 12:05
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Bouncy castle horror as girl, 8, dies after wind blows attraction into the air at Valencia fairground in Spain

Girl, 8, Dies After Wind Blows Bouncy Castle Into The Air At Valencia Fairground In Spain
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A girl, 8, died at Valencia’s La Fe Hospital on Tuesday evening after a gust of wind blew a bouncy castle into the air.

The accident happened at around 8.15 pm at a fair in Mislata, just outside Valencia City.

A second girl, 4, is in serious condition at La Fe.

Seven children who were inside the castle had only minor injuries but were treated and transferred to various hospitals.

Reports say that two children were thrown into the air when the wind gust hit the castle.

The deceased youngster landed on the ground and suffered a fatal head wound.

The four-year-old girl fell several metres away onto a fair booth.

The Policia Nacional are leading investigations to see whether there was any negligence by the attraction owner over the anchoring of the castle.

A period of official mourning was been declared by Mislata City Council until Friday.

All of Wednesday’s municipal events, including the Three Kings Parade, have been cancelled.


Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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