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(HOUSTON) — Ten people were injured in the Houston area Friday when a bounce house blew away at a school fair.

The bounce house, rented for River Oaks Baptist School, went airborne in the football field with children inside when there was just a slight amount of wind, according to ABC News affiliate KTRK-TV.

Parents managed to grab a hold of the structure when it landed, causing injuries for 10 students and adults.

Among the injuries was a mother who said she was hit in the head by a second grader and a student who walked away with a black eye, KTRK-TV reports.

It is so far unclear if the bounce house was anchored to the ground.

Leanne Reynolds, the head of school at River Oaks, notified parents about the incident in a phone message.

“At the fair this afternoon, the wind blew an inflatable bounce house that had been rented for the event,” she said Friday according to KTRK-TV. “Approximately 10 people — students and adults — incurred non-life threatening injuries. We ask you to join us in keeping them in your thoughts and prayers.”

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