Bouncy castle ‘explodes’ and flies 7 meters into the air, sending young children flying on tram tracks

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Bouncer ‘explodes’ and flies 7 meters into the air, leaving young children on tram rails and leaving two little girls with life-threatening injuries in Russia

  • Footage shows the moment when the bouncy castle ‘explodes’ and flies off the ground
  • Two girls aged three and four were seriously injured in the incident in Russia
  • They were thrown from the castle, over a metal gate and landed on tram tracks

Two little girls are seriously injured after a bouncer suddenly ‘exploded’ and flew to a height of 7 meters, throwing them over a metal fence and onto tram tracks.

Footage shows panic in the Russian city of Barnaul as the giant inflatable tore its anchorages and hurled the three- and four-year-olds into the air.

Three other youths were thrown unharmed from the out of control bouncy castle when it flew ‘as high as a lamp post’.

Two girls were thrown onto tram rails over a metal gate and are both in a serious condition.

A girl identified as Anna, three, suffered a concussion and vertebral fracture. Another named Vika, four, suffered a skull fracture and injured her lungs and stomach after being thrown nearly 15 feet from the bouncer.

Two little girls seriously injured after bouncy castle suddenly 'exploded'

Footage shows panic in the Russian city of Barnaul as the giant inflatable tore its anchorages and hurled the three- and four-year-olds into the air

Two little girls are seriously injured after a bouncy castle suddenly ‘explodes’. Footage shows panic in the Russian city of Barnaul as the giant inflatable tore its anchorages and hurled the three- and four-year-olds into the air

Two girls were thrown onto tram rails over a metal gate and are both in a serious condition.  Vike, four, suffered a skull fracture and injured her lungs and stomach

Two girls were thrown onto tram rails over a metal gate and are both in a serious condition. Vike, four, suffered a skull fracture and injured her lungs and stomach

Anna, three, suffered a concussion and spinal fracture and was taken to hospital in serious condition

Anna, three, suffered a concussion and spinal fracture and was taken to hospital in serious condition

The girls' parents scramble over the fence to help their injured children after the bouncy castle they were playing 'exploded'

The girls’ parents scramble over the fence to help their injured children after the bouncy castle they were playing ‘exploded’

Adults rushed to secure the castle and check that there were no children trapped in it.

Investigators are investigating the cause of the accident near a shopping center and initially stated that it was caused by high winds.

Witnesses, however, denied that there was wind, but claimed there was the ‘sound of an explosion’ or a loud eruption.

Adults rushed to secure the castle and check that there were no children trapped in it.  Three other youngsters were thrown unharmed from the bouncy castle that got out of hand

Adults rushed to secure the castle and check that there were no children trapped in it. Three other young people were thrown unharmed from the bouncy castle that got out of hand

One theory was that the bouncer was over-inflated and then not properly secured, but witnesses also said the castle had no protective underlayment, meaning it rubbed against the asphalt before the sudden 'explosion'.

One theory was that the bouncer was over-inflated and then not properly secured, but witnesses also said the castle had no protective underlayment, meaning it rubbed against the asphalt before the sudden ‘explosion’.

One theory was that it was overinflated and then not properly secured.

Anastasia Dolmatova said, ‘What wind? I work a bus stop from this place, but even we heard the bang. ‘

She called on investigators to ‘carefully investigate the cause of the accident’.

According to local reports, “some ropes were not tied … and contrary to safety requirements, the bouncy castle was tied to the fence.”

The bouncy castle had no protective underlayment and was rubbing against the asphalt, possibly causing the eruption, a witness said.

The Russian Commission of Inquiry has filed a criminal case into the incident and has contacted the owners of the attraction.

Local MP Sergey Pisarev said: “No special supports were used, the ride was pumped up, it got warm and soared into the air.”

He complained that there were no proper safety controls on bouncy castles.

The Russian Commission of Inquiry has filed a criminal case into the incident and has contacted the owners of the attraction

The Russian Commission of Inquiry has filed a criminal case into the incident and has contacted the owners of the attraction

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