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Five minors die after blowing up a bouncy castle in Australia

  • The wind lifted the installation, making the children fall from about ten meters high

  • There are three critically injured and another severely injured

Five children lost their lives and four were injured after a gust of wind raised a bouncy castle at a school on the island of Tasmania, in southeastern Australia, police confirmed. “These children were celebrating their last day of school, instead we are all mourning their loss,” Tasmania Police Commissioner Darren Hine told the media. The authorities specified that three of the injured are in critical condition, while the other suffers severe injuries


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According to preliminary investigation, a strong gust of wind blew up the bouncy castle, from where the children fell from a height of about ten meters around 10 am (23.00 GMT Wednesday). Police have not confirmed what was used to anchor the castle to the ground and have avoided revealing the ages of the victims. The accident took place while The Hillcrest Elementary School, in the northern Tasmanian city of Devonport, was holding an end-of-the-year party for its students.

Upon hearing the news, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, He sent his condolences to the victims' families and said he was “devastated by this unimaginable tragedy”, in statements to local media.

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