Gust of wind drags hot air balloons towards crowd at festival in León;  there are 12 injured |  VIDEO
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A gust of wind dragged the hot air balloons towards a crowd that this Saturday participated in the second magical night of the International Balloon Festival (FIG), leaving at least twelve people injured in the León Metropolitan Park.

The air current moved the inflated balloons towards the attendees, especially young people enjoying an artistic performance, who screamed and ran for cover. Several of them presented nervous breakdown. Other balloons went against the trees.

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The Secretary of Security, Prevention and Citizen Protection de León reported that twelve people were injured in the incident, some from bruises and others from a nervous breakdown.

Three of the injured people were taken to hospitals to rule out major injuries and the others received attention from Civil Protection paramedics and firefighters.

He assured that none of the injured it’s serious. “The transfers were made to the private medical unit established by the organizing committee according to the corresponding insurance.”

The SSPPCL announced that it is participating in the investigation of aeronautical authorities for an incident recorded on the second day of FIG activities.

He explained that around 7:30 p.m. this Saturday a gust of wind caused the displacement of the hot air balloons. He added that the balloons were immediately secured.

Likewise, “pilots, aerostats and vehicles were evacuated from the area, thus avoiding further damage.”

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