Dust devil kills two children and injures 20 people

Dust devil kills two children and injures 20 people
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  • calendar-gray 01 April 2019

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, ONAreports citing BBC.

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 (66ft).

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

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

Faiq Mahmudov

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