03.07.2022, Rheinland-Pfalz, Gondershausen: Polizeibeamte transportieren die Hülle einer Hüpfburg ab. Das Spielgerät war bei einem Fest auf dem Sportplatz von Gondershausen von einer Windböe erfasst und mindestens vier Meter in die Höhe gehoben worden. Vier Kinder wurden verletzt. Foto: Thomas Frey/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

Nine children were injured in an accident with a bouncy castle during a football tournament in Gondershausen in the Rhein-Hunsrück district – five of them seriously. The police in Koblenz said four of the little patients were flown to clinics in a rescue helicopter on Sunday. In total, there were nine injured children in the accident at a sports field.

After initial investigations, the bouncy castle was caught by the wind and pulled up several meters, the police said. The playing children fell from a height of four to five meters. The police seized the bouncy castle. In the afternoon, officers loaded the shell of the gaming device onto a police bus. A police helicopter was also in action. A children’s football tournament had been held on the sports field.