8-year-old girl killed in tragic bouncy castle accident in Spain
The bouncy castle was lifted several feet into the air.
An 8-year-old girl has died after a bouncy castle accident in Spain.
The young girl was playing on the bouncy castle when a gust of wind lifted it into the air.
The incident took place at a fairground in Mislata on January 4th.
Emergency services rushed to the scene but sadly couldn't save the 8-year-old.
The children fell several feet when the bouncy castle was lifted up into the air.
The young girl suffered severe head injuries when she hit the ground.
Another girl is in critical condition in hospital. She is only 4-years-old.
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Several other children were hurt, but their injuries are not life-threatening.
Police in Spain have launched an official investigation into the cause of the accident.
A spokesperson for the firefighters said, "We checked the structure to make sure there were no other minors beneath it.
Mayor Carlos Fernandez Bieslsa issued a statement following the heartbreaking accident.
He also extended his deepest sympathies to the families affected by the tragedy.
"There are no words of comfort, a real drama. A very sad day for Mislata.
"All the support and encouragement to the families," he shared.
We are keeping the young girl's family in our thoughts at this unthinkable time, as well as all those affected by this tragedy.