A bouncy castle full of children was blown upside down by a gust of strong wind in a Chinese city as many parents brought their sons and daughters out to play during a major national holiday.
Three children were injured by the incident which took place on February 17 in Guizhou Province, south-east China, according to local reports.
Two of the children are stated.to be seriously injured.
A bouncy castle was blown over by strong wind as people celebrate a major holiday in China
As stated by Chinese news site on.cc, the incident happened on the Huangping County Cultural Plaza in the city of Kaili, a city of around 500,000 people.
The large inflatable castle had reportedly been set up by a private business.
As the incident occurred, parents watching from the sidelines had apparently noticed the wind picking up, but many left their son and daughters on the structure believing that it had been properly tied down.
Footage shared on social media shows one side of the bouncy castle suddenly being lifted off the ground by the wind, flipping the entire structure over.
Three children were injured after falling from a height of at least 30 feet during the ordeal
Some children rolled onto the public square and were unharmed, while the three injured children are thought to have fallen from a height of at least 30 feet during the terrifying ordeal.
Two of the injured children are still receiving treatment for more serious injuries, while the bouncy castle has been shut down and is now under investigation by local authorities.
Video taken in the aftermath of the incident showed one of the injured boys, whose mum can be heard yelling at him: ‘I told you to stop playing on it!’
The incident took place on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, when millions of families around the country go out to celebrate the major festival.
The police are yet to release a statement.