Strong gust of wind uproots 50-ft tree which falls on kids playing cricket

Strong gust of wind uproots 50-ft tree which falls on kids playing cricket

London : United Kingdom | Jun 16, 2012 at 11:57 PM PDT
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Three 9-year old kids playing cricket in the Spencer cricket ground in Earlsfield, south London, had a narrow escape when a huge 50-ft tree got uprooted due to a sudden gust of wind and fell on them.

This has been reported in The Telegraph dated 17th of June 2012.

The accident occurred at around 4pm when a sudden gust of wind at speeds in the region of 44-mph uprooted the tree in the Spencer cricket ground.

It seems the elders were playing a match and the kids were spectators and were also playing cricket on their own when the accident occurred.

The kids got trapped under the tree but within the branches and not under the trunk.

The grounds man and other senior players rushed in to rescue them.

Since it was a weekday, there were around 40 children at the time – if it had been a Sunday, there would have been a huge crowd of 400. That might have been dangerous.

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