A six-year-old girl has died after a gust of wind blew away a bouncy castle full of children at a restaurant on the Costa Brava on Sunday afternoon.
Six other children were injured, two of them seriously, in the incident when the giant inflatable uprooted and lurched into the air at the Mass Oller restaurant in the restort of Caldes de Malavella on the coast of Catalonia, northeastern Spain.
The children were hurled through the air from a height of over ten metres before hitting the ground.
Seven children suffered injuries with two airlifted to nearby hospitals- A six-year-old girl later died in Vall d’Hebron hospital in Barcelona from head injuries, while a nine-year old boy was flown to Parc Taulí hospital in Sabadell where he is described as being in a “serious condition”.
Another child, a seven-year-old girl is being treated in Josep Trueta hospital in Girona where her condition is described as “serious”.
Another seven -year-old suffered less serious injuries and three others were treated for light injuries.
The bouncy castle had been installed at the restaurant since March 14th. Investigations are continuing to establish what caused the inflatable to uproot.