Freak tornado sends huge bouncy castle flying through the air injuring up to ...

Freak tornado sends huge bouncy castle flying through the air injuring up to three at park event A 'freak tornado' ripped through the Ashes Playing Fields in Howden, Yorkshire Reports suggest two or three people were injured during the freak weather It is unknown whether any children were on the bouncy castle as it lifted from the ground and hit a nearby tree

By Milly Vincent For Mailonline

Published: 19:44 BST, 16 June 2019 | Updated: 19:49 BST, 16 June 2019

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A number of people are reported to have been injured after a 'twister' struck a Picnic in the Park event in Howden.

The 'freak tornado' ripped through the Ashes Playing Fields in the Yorkshire town, on Sunday afternoon, sending a huge bouncy castle through the air and into a tree - causing panic.

Residents who attended described how they had 'never experienced anything like that' and were 'stunned' as they watched on.

Reports suggest two or three people were injured during the freak weather but the extent of the injuries suffered are unclear.

Freak storm causes chaos at event in Howden, Yorkshire. A bouncy castle and larger bouncy slide were sent flying by the strong winds

Freak storm causes chaos at event in Howden, Yorkshire. A bouncy castle and larger bouncy slide were sent flying by the strong winds

Children had been seen playing on the bouncy castle at the event, although it is unknown whether any were on it when it lifted from the ground and hit a nearby tree.

Humberside Police were at the event earlier in the day and it is understood that ambulances rushed to the scene moments after the sudden gust.

Reacting to the incident,

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