Little girl dies after jumping castle 'explodes'

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The girl, who has not been named, was believed to be no older than four.

Some eyewitnesses said the bouncy castle "exploded" and the child was then thrown into the air.

A YOUNG girl has died after she was thrown from a bouncy castle that reportedly "exploded".

Lifeboat crews and nearby witnesses battled in vain to save the "seriously injured" youngster, who later died in the James Paget Hospital.

She was rushed to hospital but was sadly pronounced dead.

In 2017, a jumping castle exploded outside a restaurant in northeastern Spain, catapulting a six-year-old girl 13 metres into the air.

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"It is very upsetting".

Curt Johnson, owner of Bounce About, said it was the firm's first major accident.

A tragedy involving a bouncy castle and a little girl also took place in Mr Halfon's Harlow constituency, in Essex, two years ago.

"A police cordon has been put in place at the scene whilst enquiries continue".

Superintendent Roger Wiltshire said: "We were called to a report of an inflatable trampoline apparently bursting on Gorleston beach, following a call to the ambulance service".

"A parent myself, I can't imagine the grief being experienced by the family during this hard time".

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The town's MP, Robert Halfon, has called for an "urgent investigation" into the regulation of the inflatables.

30 degree heat and "blow up" inflatable slide trampoline.

The couple, of Whitecross Road, Wilburton, near Ely, Cambridgeshire, were both found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence and of a health and safety offence following the incident on March 26 2016.

The inflatable had not been properly secured to the ground at an Easter fair, a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court heard.

He said: "There should be a temporary ban on bouncy castles in public areas until we can ensure they are safe".

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