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Children hurt after inflatable slide blows away at Cupar gala

Inflatable slide Image copyright Fife Free Press

Several children have been injured after an inflatable slide was blown away in strong winds at a Fife gala.

Police said one adult and four children - the youngest being six - were injured at the Cupar Children's Gala. One child and the adult were taken to hospital.

The inflatable was blown about 150 yards into the crowd on Saturday afternoon.

Organisers said every safety precaution was risk assessed and the situation was being investigated.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "The incident happened at a fete in Duffus Park around 2.15pm this afternoon when the inflatable was blown around 150 yards into the crowd."

Most of the injuries were said to be minor and were treated at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

"One child and the adult have been taken to hospital for further tests," police added.

Relatives were visibly distressed as emergency crews delivered first aid at the scene.

Organisers for the Cupar Children's Gala posted a statement on Facebook thanking those who had helped and supported at the event after the accident.

It continued: "Every safety precaution was risk assessed and fulfilled by the committee and service providers prior to the gala commencing and during the event.

"Unfortunately, due to adverse weather conditions, out with our control, an emergency situation did occur. The incident is currently being investigated and any findings will be announced once available."

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