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Tragedy in amusement park: boy dead, girl seriously injured, when gust sweeps away ball

The Sunday play turned into a tragedy for a 13-year-old boy who lost his life, while his 9-year-old sister was seriously injured.  According to Greek media, the brother and his sister had visited the playground in Ellinikos suburb of Athens together with their parents. The children were playing inside an inflatable ball in the pool of the playground, when a sudden strong rush of wind swept away the ball with the kids inside.The kids were fatally injured when the ball hit against a wall and other objects of the playground.

It is not clear whether the boy died immediately or during his transport to the hospital. The girl got seriously injured with a lung injury and is hospitalized at the intensive care unit of a children hospital in Athens.

Two people in charge of the amusement park have been detained, while police investigates whether the safety measures are kept. The owner is reportedly heading to Athens with the playground license.

The accident occurred in a small playground in Ellinikon suburb of South Athens.

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Ball filled with air – more pictures here

Bad weather conditions have swept across Athens and the rest of Greece over the weekend with sudden gusts, rain storms and haze.

 

 

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