Girl dies after bouncy castle 'explodes' on beach

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     TRAGIC Police have confirmed that the girl died in hospital

BBC TRAGIC Police have confirmed that the girl died in hospital

The horrifying incident occurred on Sunday at Gorleston beach in Norfolk, England, when beachgoers heard a huge bang as the bouncy castle exploded.

The girl was taken to hospital but sadly passed away later.

Kenna Cracknell, who was at the beach with her family, wrote on Facebook: "Was at Gorleston beach on the bouncy castle with my nephew and son to witness the bouncy castle opposite me explode with a little girl being catapulted around 30ft in the air and come straight back down on the sand".

'The bouncy castle was not like one I have seen before.

Police cordon around the Bounce About play area at Gorleston beach.

"I'm very sad to report that a three-year-old girl was injured in that incident and subsequently died in hospital".

An accident on a bouncy castle claimed the life of a young girl on Sunday, and a couple of lawmakers have expressed concern over the popular play equipment's safety.

Norfolk Police were called to the scene at around 11:15am.

Police and the Health and Safety Executive have confirmed they are leading a joint investigation into the girl's death.

"Several of our teams were dispatched, with the first on scene in four minutes", they said in a statement.

"We would like to thank everyone who rushed to respond the young patient, and did everything possible to give her treatment and care", a spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust told the BBC.

She suffered critical injuries when she landed on the sand and is thought to have suffered a cardiac arrest, reports The Times.

An inflatable slide, along with a traditional trampoline, had also been in operation in the same "Bounce About" play area on the day.

Mr Halfon is the MP for Harrow, in Essex, where seven-year-old Summer Grant, from Hellesdon, was killed when a bouncy castle blew free from its moorings in 2016.

Fairground workers William Thurston, 29, and his 26-year-old wife Shelby were jailed for three years in June over the "entirely preventable" death of Summer Grant.

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