Sunday 20 August 2017

VIDEO: Two boys hospitalised after tree falls in play ground

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Two young boys suffered serious injuries when a large tree fell on several youngsters in a play ground.

Witnesses reported hearing a cracking sound just prior to the large tree falling on the children in Washington Park, Chelsea in Massachusetts, USA.

Police said two of the children were transported to both Whidden Hospital in Everett and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for their injuries.

The injured boys, age two and eight and both of Chelsea, suffered significant injuries including one being treated for a possible fractured skull.

Chelsea officials quickly closed the park as precaution and have ordered the park closed until an inspection of other trees in the park are deemed safe.

Chief Brian A Kyes said: "I am wishing both of the injured children a speedy recovery and am grateful that others in the park escaped injury.

“I also thank the other adults in the park who acted quickly to remove the children from the debris and by assisting first responders."

The incident happened just before 7pm on Monday.

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