Bounce House Goes Airborne, Injuring 5 Kids

2 are said to be severely hurt
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 9, 2017 1:42 PM CDT
5 Kids Injured When Bounce House Goes Airborne
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South Carolina authorities say a bounce house was lifted into the air by a gust of wind, sending several children to the hospital, the AP reports. Taylors Fire Battalion Chief Ricky Reed told the Greenville News that the accident happened 2pm Saturday at a church carnival near Greenville. Springwell Church issued a statement that the inflatable amusement was part of its annual Spring Carnival. It says that five children were taken to the hospital. Per WYFF, two of the children were severely injured, but the other three were able to walk. (More bounce house stories.)

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