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Fireworks display cancelled as eight children hurt after inflatable slide collapsed

A major incident has been declared at Woking Fireworks resulting in the whole area being evacuated and the fireworks cancelled as eight children have been seriously hurt.

All eight children have been taken to a major trauma centres across london in serious conditions.

The Air Ambulance and Road Ambulances were scrambled to to scene after a fairground inflatable slide collapsed.

Police initially said a Helter Skelter had collapsed however they have now confirmed it was a giant inflatable slide and a number of children have been seriously hurt.

In a statement, police said: “We’ve evacuated Woking Park this evening, where people were gathering for the fireworks celebrations, following the collapse of the Helter Skelter at the fairground.

“Information is now that this was a giant inflatable slide, not a helter skelter.

“We are working with ambulance and emergency service colleagues. We have had to evacuate the whole Woking Park site to allow the air ambulance to land. If you are still in the area, please follow the instructions given to you by officers and make your way home.”

The organisers have also issued a statement, apologising for the cancellation of the event.

The statement said: “Really sorry but due to a major incident in the funfair area the police have asked us to evacuate the park. The fireworks display will therefore not take place tonight.

“We are all very shocked and distressed by events in the funfair this evening. We are focusing in assisting the emergency services in dealing with the injured children. If you’ll excuse us, we’ll turn our attention to dealing with ticketing issues etc when we can.”

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