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Monday, July 24, 2006

 

Two killed as artwork ‘lifts off’

`Two people have been killed and 13 injured after a giant, inflatable sculpture blew free from its moorings.

Many were inside the artwork, which consists of connected rooms, when it lifted 30ft into the air at Riverside Park, Chester-le-Street, County Durham. [..]

The sculpture – called Dreamspace – is thought to have drifted for up to 40m before catching on a CCTV camera post and coming down near a children’s playground.

About 500 people were in the vicinity of the sculpture, which is half the size of a football pitch, when it came loose.’




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