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Four injured in Hindley pub garden tree fall

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Image caption The tree fell during a family fun day event at the pub in Hindley

Four people, including two children, have been taken to hospital after a large tree fell in a pub beer garden in Greater Manchester.

The tree fell at The Hockery Brook in Wigan Road, Hindley, just after 14:00 BST during a family fun day event.

Greater Manchester Fire Service said four people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

It is understood a seven-year-old boy sustained a broken leg and a younger child suffered rib injuries.

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Two adults were also taken to hospital.

Firefighters gave them oxygen at the scene.

It is understood the tree fell on people waiting to use a bouncy castle.

The pub said on Facebook: "Sorry closed today due to major incident, tree fell over a few injuries all been dealt with thanks to the ambulance and fire brigade, any more update we will let you all know".

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