Aussie girl killed by flying umbrella

A nine-year-old girl died hours after being struck on the head by a wind-blown umbrella at a school break-up party in Bundaberg.

Police say the girl was hit by an umbrella that blew over at Anzac Pool in Bundaberg around 11am on Thursday.

The girl was taken to Bundaberg Base Hospital and then flown to the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane where she died from her injuries early on Friday morning.

Workplace Health and Safety officers are investigating the incident while police are preparing a report for the coroner.

-AAP

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