Bounce house blows away in freak tornado

Another bounce house accident occurred Sunday in a small village in England as a tornado spun through a festival, according to the Mirror. 

An inflatable bounce castle was lifted 30 feet off the ground as bad weather moved into the area. Two children were able to get out of the castle before it was lifted into the air, according to the Mirror story.

In March, a 7-year-old died when a bounce house in Harlow, Essex was blown away by high winds at a fair.

Sunday’s incident “comes after several twisters were filmed sweeping across towns and villages in Lincolnshire and the east of England last month,” the Mirror reports.

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The U.S. has had its share of bounce house tragedies.

On Fort Lauderdale Beach in May, an on-shore water spout lifted a bounce house and sent three young children tumbling to the sand below from around 20 feet.

In June 2011, 13 people in Nassau County, N.Y., were injured when three occupied bounce houses were lifted up by a gust of wind, then rolled over people after they returned to the ground. In May 2014, a bounce house uprooted by wind sent three children flying 50 feet high in South Glen Falls, N.Y. Two of the children were seriously injured after they fell.

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