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Three charged over death of boy at Elliniko fairground

A mini-fairground in Elliniko, southern Athens, where a 13-year-old boy was killed and his 9-year-old sister seriously injured on Sunday, did not have a license, the local authority said on Monday after three people were charged with manslaughter through neglect and grievous bodily harm.

The siblings had been in helium-filled cylinders, known as water rollers, on a pool in the playground in Elliniko when a strong gust of wind blew them about 30 meters. The boy died of head injuries while his sister was said to be in a stable condition last night.

Elliniko Municipality said it had agreed to rent the area where the fairground is located to a firm called Happy Fun but that the firm did not make a request for a license.

An Italian man who rented equipment to the firm and two Bangladeshi fairground workers have been charged. The fate of the fairground manager, a Greek who handed himself in to police on Monday, was unclear.

ekathimerini.com , Monday April 28, 2014 (21:31)  
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