World|life|April 2, 2019 / 02:52 PM
Two children dead after 'dust devil' hits inflatable playhouse in China

AKIPRESS.COM - Two children have been killed and 20 other people injured after a bouncy castle was blown high into the sky in central China's Henan province.

A small whirlwind known as a dust devil tore the inflatable from the ground at a fairground in Yucheng county.

One parent reportedly told local media that she saw children fall from a height of about 20 meters.

A county government official told the South China Morning Post it was unclear whether "human factors" played a role, BBC reports.

Local authorities said 18 other children and two adults were taken to hospital. One child was in a serious condition while the rest were being treated for minor injuries.

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