Terrifying moment children are hurled off bouncy castles as they're swept 30ft into the air by strong winds
THIS is the terrifying moment kids were left clinging to bouncy castles after they were blown into the sky by a gust of wind.
One of the castles flew 30ft off the ground during a festival in Belarus.
Soldiers rushed to help four children and three adults injured during the festival in the town of Alexandria.
Alesya, who saw the terrifying moment unfold, said a boy had "literally tumbled out" of one the giant inflatables.
“He was very scared, but it seems that he was not badly injured.
“The castle flew over us like a balloon and was carried over a fence.
“The second crashed into a nearby tent. There was some kind of glass, and it broke.
“The owner suffered a leg injury."
Another witness by the name of Dmitry said the incident "happened literally in an instant".
“A strong wind gusted and tore off the castles from their moorings where the children were playing. They were very scared, crying. "
“There were soldiers nearby who rushed to help. Ambulances arrived quickly.”
Mogilev Pravda newspaper reporter Igor Gubar said: "Huge bouncy castles, heated by the sun, suddenly rose into the air with children playing on them.
“One of them, according to a witness, flew over the tents.”
All seven hurt in the incident were treated at Shklov Central District Hospital and a girl was sent for a CT scan at Mogilev Regional Children's Hospital.
Police have launched an investigation.
Alexandria is hometown of the country's authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko.
The dictator is accused by opposition forces of rigging the 2020 presidential election to continue his iron-fisted rule which began 27 years ago.
His regime has been brutally silencing critics with heavy handed police tactics on the streets and reports of hideous torture in detention centres.
Last month he threatened to flood Europe with migrants, weakening border controls that were aiming to catch people and drug smugglers.
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