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Girl killed after beach inflatable 'exploded'

A young girl has been killed after an inflatable reportedly exploded on the beach at Gorleston near Great Yarmouth in Norfolk.

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Child dies after being thrown from bouncy castle at beach

The play section of the beach has been cordoned off. Credit: PA

A child has died after being thrown from a bouncy castle at a beach in Norfolk.

Police were called to Lower Esplanade in Gorleston around 11.15am.

The young girl was taken to the James Paget Hospital; however sadly died.

Next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Some eyewitnesses said the bouncy castle "exploded" and the child was then thrown into the air.

Brandon Lewis, Conservative MP for Great Yarmouth, tweeted: “Absolutely tragic, thoughts are with family & friends, just so sad.”

Credit: ITV News Anglia

A joint investigation between the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), local authority and police has been launched to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and a police cordon has been put in place at the scene whilst enquiries continue.

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