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Eight-year-old girl dies in tragic bouncy castle accident

Gardaí have described the incident as a tragic accident after the girl, believed to be celebrating her Communion, fell out of the bouncy castle and sustained serious head injuries.

AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD girl has tragically died following an accident on a bouncy castle at a house in Co Wateford yesterday evening.

Gardaí say they are investigating the incident but described it as a tragic accident after the girl – who RTÉ reports was celebrating her First Holy Communion – fell out of the bouncy castle after the wind had caught it and received serious head injuries.

The accident took place at a house in Coolnasmear on the Dungarvan to Clonmel road at around 6pm yesterday.

The girl was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later. No one else was injured during the incident.