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Young boy suffers serious burns after playground slide exploded

By Mason White 1:29 PM June 30, 2017
Melted playground slide
Melted playground slide
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A young boy suffered serious injuries while playing at a park with his parents and siblings, according to police in Wisconsin.

West Allis police said that investigators are trying to figure out what caused the slide to explode while the boy was playing on it.

Police ruled out foul play despite the fact that the manufacturer had installed this type of slide all over the world and they never exploded.

The incident unfolded while 9-year-old Giuseppe Storniolo was playing at the Reservoir Park. The boy’s mother Diana, said that she heard an explosion while her son was playing by the slide.

At first, she thought that something fell, but when she checked on her son, she realized that he suffered second-degree burns on his leg.

While the boy was sliding down, the slide exploded and melted. The slide was immediately taken apart by city workers.