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UPDATE: 26 injured, police confirm


UPDATE: 26 injured, police confirm

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Police say the number of people injured when an inflated slide collapsed stands at 26.

The updated figure came from public relations officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss just after 1 a.m. today.

He said the injured included 11 school-aged girls, eight boys, two baby girls and five women.

Twelve were taken to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, eight were seen by Fast Track and six patients were treated at the scene and discharged. 

Those who responded to assist with this incident included nine police officers, seven fire officers with two tenders, four ambulances and three doctors from the ambulance service and one ambulance, two emergency medical technicians and one driver from the Barbados Defence Force.

Also on hand was an official of the Labour Department. 

Police investigations are ongoing.

Anyone who may have information about the incident is asked to contact the Hastings Police Station at 430-7612 or Central Police Station at 430-7676. (PR/NB)