Ride mishap in Serbia injures nine kids

March 31, 2013 at 12:56 PM

SOKOBANJA, Serbia, March 31 (UPI) -- Nine first-graders on an outing were injured in a playground accident in Serbia Sunday, school officials said.

The children were riding a swing carousel when it collapsed in the town of Sokobanja.

A school official told b92 radio one little girl had to undergo emergency brain surgery for a serious head injury.

The Belgrade Evening News said in a translated report the picnic ground where the mishap occurred regularly hosts school groups and was considered a particularly safe place for children.

The cause of the playground equipment's collapse was not reported.

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