BEIJING: Two children were killed in China after a tornado flipped over an inflatable bounce house in the northern province of Hebei on Thursday (May 2), state media reported, in the second such incident in two months.
A tornado had struck a central plaza in Laiyuan county, overturning the bouncy castle in a freak accident that injured seven others, the Beijing Youth Daily said, citing local authorities.
Pictures posted on social media by the newspaper showed a partially deflated bouncy castle toppled over several cars.
Three people have been detained in connection with the incident and investigations are underway, the Beijing Youth Daily said.
In April, a dust tornado sent an inflatable bounce house flying in central China, killing two children and injuring 18 others.
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