eight children seriously injured after inflatable slide collapses at fireworks show
The Southeast Coast Ambulance Service confirmed that they had \"multiple staff on site\" to assist with the incident, and that the patients were transported to the main trauma center in London.
The initial report showed that a helicopter slide collapsed, although the police later confirmed that it was actually an inflatable slide.
Photos of the scene show first aid for patients next to the inflatable slide.
It is estimated that 12,000 people will be involved in the event at Surrey Woking Park, but will be evacuated after the incident.
As police continue their investigation, the park will remain closed on Sunday.
Surrey Police said: \"This evening, we have evacuated Woking Park, where people gathered to hold fireworks celebrations after the playground helicopter slide down.
\"We are working with colleagues in ambulance and emergency services.
The whole playground was evacuated in order for an air ambulance to land.
The organizer of the event, Woking District Rotary Club, said: \"I am very sorry that due to a major incident in the funfair area, the police asked us to evacuate the park.
So there will be no fireworks display tonight.
\"We are all very shocked and saddened by the incident that happened at the playground this evening.
When the organizers tried to deal with the disaster, some people tried to get their money back for the event.
They replied: \"We are concentrating on helping the emergency department deal with the injured children.
If you can forgive us, we will turn our attention to handling ticketing issues etc when our family ticket costs £ 15 in the evening. For adults aged 16 or over, tickets cost £ 6.
Andy Dyson, 23, said he saw as many as 40 children playing on the slide, and he estimated to be about 30
High feet at its highest.
Earlier in the evening, we walked over the slide and said it looked unsafe.
At the very least, he says, it looks fragile.
There are too many children on it.
It doesn\'t look like it can accommodate so many people.
The reporter who lives in Guildford, Surrey, said that after he left with his friends, he noticed the flash of the ambulance.
\'I immediately thought it was going to be a slide,\' he said.
It looks like there are too many children on it, he said, and the sides have already given way.
If, God bless, they fall from the top of the mountain, I will say at least 25 to 30ft tall.
Local musician Anna Neil says she is one of hundreds of people in the evacuation Park, which is packed with families with young children. The 36-year-
The old man said: \"We saw all the blue light and saw the arrival of the air ambulance.
We all evacuated very calmly.
Everyone was shocked.
She plans to take her 10-year-old and 6-year-old daughter on the huge slide after the fireworks.
She said: \"I am very grateful to my children for not sticking to it. Let\'s say this.
Surrey Police said in a formal statement: \"We announced a major incident after some people fell off the inflatable slide during a fireworks display at Woking Park.
30 this evening.
A group of children fell off the slide and were injured.
Eight children were taken to hospital by ambulance on the southeast coast for possible serious injuries.
Surrey Police, in cooperation with event organizers, evacuated the site so emergency services could carry out their work and allow air ambulances to land.
We thank Woking\'s public for their understanding and assistance in the prompt evacuation of the site.
\"The health and safety supervisor has been notified.
\"We call on anyone who has witnessed this incident, or a video or photo of what happened, to contact Surrey Police via 101 or reference PR/p18262524.