1 child dead, 8 others injured after bouncy castle accident in Spain

An 8-year-old girl died from her injuries, the hospital confirmed to ABC News.

January 5, 2022, 8:06 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO and LONDON -- One child died and eight others were injured after a bouncy castle overturned near the Spanish port city of Valencia on Tuesday evening, authorities said.

The accident occurred at a fairground in the town of Mislata, just west of Valencia. Several children became trapped inside a bouncy castle as a gust of wind lifted the inflatable structure into the air, local officials told ABC News.

PHOTO: An image posted on social media by the Provincial Firefighters Consortium of Valencia shows the scene of a fatal accident involving a bouncy castle in Mislata, near Valencia, Spain, on Jan. 4, 2022.
An image posted on social media by the Provincial Firefighters Consortium of Valencia shows the scene of a fatal accident involving a bouncy castle in Mislata, near Valencia, Spain, on Jan. 4, 2022.
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Two children -- an 8-year-old girl and a 4-year-old girl -- suffered serious injuries after they were ejected from the overturned castle, local officials said.

Both were rushed to La Fe University and Polytechnic Hospital in Valencia. The 8-year-old girl died about 12 hours after she was admitted, a hospital spokesperson told ABC News. The 4-year-old girl remains hospitalized, the spokesperson said. Her condition was unclear.

PHOTO: An image posted on social media by the Provincial Firefighters Consortium of Valencia shows the scene of a fatal accident involving a bouncy castle in Mislata, near Valencia, Spain, on Jan. 4, 2022.
An image posted on social media by the Provincial Firefighters Consortium of Valencia shows the scene of a fatal accident involving a bouncy castle in Mislata, near Valencia, Spain, on Jan. 4, 2022.
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An investigation into the fatal incident is ongoing, but preliminary evidence did not indicate foul play, according to local officials.

The tragedy in Spain comes less than a month after a similar accident left five children dead in Australia.

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