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Eight Children Fell From An Inflatable Slide and Injured At A Fireworks Display.

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Eight Children Fell From An Inflatable Slide and Injured At A Fireworks Display.
British emergency services say eight children have been hurt when an inflatable slide collapsed at a fireworks display in southern England.

The accident happened as thousands gathered Saturday to watch Bonfire Night fireworks in Woking, 25 miles (40 kms) southwest of London. Journalist Andy Datson said he saw up to 40 children playing on the slide, which he estimated was about 30 feet tall and “looked pretty flimsy.”

The park remained sealed off on Sunday morning as police maintained a low-key presence at the scene.

One witness, Andy Datson, 23, described seeing children being tended to by emergency crews. Another described hearing an announcement over the public-address system which first alerted visitors to a "serious" incident.

Thousands of people are said to have been here on Saturday night to enjoy what should have been a fun night. All the children injured were aged under 16, South East Coast Ambulance said.

Those taken to London hospitals were treated at St George's Hospital and King's College Hospital, while one was treated at St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey, Surrey, a spokeswoman said.

Communities across Britain hold fireworks displays to mark the anniversary of Guy Fawkes’ failed 1605 plot to blow up Parliament.

Source:BBC

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