Girl killed and six others injured after bouncy castle explodes

A girl 6 has died and six others are injured after a bouncy castle exploded in a restaurant’s garden, flinging them more than 45ft into the air.

One girl died of her injuries overnight, while another two remain in a serious condition after the accident in Caldes de Malavella, a town in Girona, Spain on Sunday afternoon.

The children suffered various injuries when they were flung off the inflatable at about 3.45pm yesterday afternoon.

Debris was found more than 120ft away from the original site, including in the branches of trees and on the restaurant’s roof.

The children are aged between three and eleven.

An investigation is underway to find out what happened but it is believed one of the air valves failed and exploded when the pressure inside built up.

Emergency services remained on the scene all afternoon with seven ambulances and the two helicopters, as well as eight police cars and five fire crews.

The three most seriously hurt children were two girls aged six and seven and a boy of nine.

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May 8th, 2017 by