2 children dead after ‘dust devil’ hits playhouse in China

Two children are dead and another 20 people are injured after a “dust devil” lifted an inflatable playhouse and other debris into the air in central China.

Chinese state media said the incident had taken place at a “scenic spot” in Henan province at about 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Shocking videos of the incident were shared widely on Chinese social media, showing a large, colorful, inflatable playhouse being picked up and carried high into the air as dust swirled through the area.

One other child was seriously injured and at least 17 children and two adults with left with minor injuries.

In a statement posted online,