\'it\'s at least 25 to 30 feet tall\' - eight children injured after inflatable slide collapses at fireworks funfair
Surrey police announced that at about 7: 00, after a number of children fell off the \"giant inflatable slide\", a \"major incident\" occurred at Woking fireworks \".
30 on Saturday night.
After an accident at Woking Park on Saturday night, an air ambulance helped transport one of the patients to the \"major trauma center\", an ambulance service on the southeast coast (Secamb)said.
One witness said he was concerned about seeing as many as 40 children playing on the \"fragile\" slide earlier that night.
Chief Inspector Steve schulton said: \"Some children fell off the slide and were injured.
\"The South East Coast Ambulance Service Center has taken eight children to hospital, potentially causing serious injuries.
The health and safety supervisor has been informed of the incident, he added.
Secamb has \"multiple crew members\" at the scene of \"major events \".
The patients were transported to London\'s \"major trauma center\" with the help of an air ambulance, a statement added \".
Andy Dyson, 23, said he saw as many as 40 children playing on the slide, and he estimated to be about 30
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\"We walked through the slide earlier in the evening and said it didn\'t look safe.
\"It looks fragile, to say the least,\" he said . \".
\"There are too many children on it.
It looks like it can\'t hold 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 would be a slide,\" he said . \".
\"It seems that there are too many children on it, and the side has already given way.
\"If they fall from the top of the mountain, I would say at least 25 to 30 feet high.
Oliver Temble told the BBC that the evacuation was announced through the active speakers before eight o\'clock P. M. when the fireworks were about to begin.
He said he saw the victim being treated by a doctor and added: \"It was a very terrible sight.
\"This is one of Woking\'s biggest events this year, and thousands of people come to see the fireworks,\" he said . \".
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 to the huge slide after the fireworks.
She said: \"I am very grateful to my children for not sticking to it. let\'s say this.
The event\'s organizer, the Woking District Rotary Club, said it was \"shocked and distressed\" by the collapse \".
The club added that the park will remain closed until Sunday due to police investigations.
A spokeswoman for the health and safety department said a \"preliminary investigation\" was under way \".
A spokesman for the Woking District Council said: \"We will cooperate with the police and relevant authorities to understand and explain what happened.