Four Children Die, Five Hospitalised In Bouncy Castle Accident In Australia

SYDNEY, Four children died, in the Australian state of Tasmania, today, in a tragic incident, which saw a bouncy castle, blown into the air by strong wind.

Tasmanian police said, the children fell from a height of 10 metres, during a fun day, on the last day of the school year, in Devonport, in the island’s north.

Among the victims were two girls and two boys who died, and a further five children, who suffered critical or serious injuries and are now in hospital.

“On a day where these children were meant to be celebrating their last day at primary school, instead we are all mourning their loss,” Tasmania’s police commissioner, Darren Hine, said today.

“Our hearts are breaking for the families and loved ones, school mates and teachers of those children, taken too soon.”

Paramedics arrived at the scene at 10:00 a.m. local time, and children were given immediate medical attention, before being flown in helicopters to hospital.

Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, said, the event was “unthinkably heartbreaking.”

“Young children on a fun day out together with their families and it turns to such horrific tragedy at this time of year. It just breaks your heart,” said Morrison.

The incident left attending emergency personnel and local community members highly distressed.

“Our focus right now is on supporting our community, and all those affected,” said Hine.

Tasmanian police said, investigations are underway with involvement from WorkSafe Tasmania.

Source: Nam News Network