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Eight children injured in Woking fairground slide collapse

Woking fireworks incident

Published by Lucinda Horsley at 8:26pm 3rd November 2018. (Updated at 9:48am 4th November 2018)

Eight children are being treated for "potentially serious injuries" following a fairground ride collapse at Woking's firework display.

The site was evacuated after the inflatable slide came down at around 7.45pm on Saturday (November 3) evening.

South East Coast Ambulance service confirmed some of the children were taken to 'major trauma centres' in London. 

Officers have now confirmed that eight of the seven children have been discharged from hospital overnight. 

"The eighth victim was kept in overnight for observations, but his injuries are not thought to be significant.", a statement read. 

Surrey Police declared a 'major incident' and the event, attended by around 12,000 people, had to be postponed. 

"We are working with ambulance and emergency service colleagues", officers confirmed in a statement.

Police have confirmed the site was cleared so that the air ambulance could land in the area. 

Surrey Police initially reported that it was the Helter Skelter Ride that has collapsed but have since corrected their report to say it was a large inflatable slide. 

The investigation will now sit with the Health and Safety Executive.

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