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 UK has been experiencing a heatwave in recent days, with temperatures in the Norfolk reaching 23 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

He said he has written to the Speaker of the House of Commons requesting an urgent question on the matter on Monday.

According to the local Eastern Daily Press (EDP), a witness reported seeing the inflatable "explode" while another said the victim had been "catapulted" into the air. She was rushed to James Paget Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

"Officers were called to Lower Esplanade around 11.15am following reports a child had been thrown from a bouncy castle".

The girl, believed to be around four years old, was in cardiac arrest when ambulance crews arrived.

One witness said: "Just seen the most horrific thing in my life".

Images from the scene showed police guarding a cordoned-off area with the deflated bouncy castle inside.

Uniformed officers are standing beside the fenced off area.

Brandon Lewis, Conservative MP for Great Yarmouth, tweeted: "Absolutely tragic, thoughts are with the family and friends, just so sad".

It follows the death of a seven-year-old girl in 2016 when a bouncy castle broke free from its moorings in Harlow.

A joint investigation between police, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the local council is under way.

"The witnesses report a loud bang before the incident but we don't know at this stage what caused the trampoline to apparently burst and that's the goal of the investigation that we will be undertaking over the next day or so".

Two fairground workers were charged this year with her manslaughter.

An inquest jury in May 2010 ruled the deaths of two County Durham women, who were killed when an inflatable artwork blew away, were accidental.

The huge walk-in structure - half the size of a football pitch - took off in a gust of wind with 20 visitors inside.

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