Sydney balloon drop: 'People were getting crushed'

Several people were injured in a balloon drop at Westfield Parramatta mall in Sydney.

Hundreds of shoppers tried to grab balloons which were stuffed with prizes. The incident took place at the end of a marathon Christmas shopping event.

There were children among those injured in the crush and several were sent to hospital.

The mall's owners have said they will investigate the incident.

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