Local police said that the death toll from the tragic event, which occurred on Thursday, had risen from four to five while several other children remained in hospital in a critical condition. Authorities were called to the scene after the children fell from a jumping castle that was blown into the air at the school in Devonport.
Five children have now died and several remain in a critical condition after falling from a jumping castle that was blown into the air at a primary school in the Tasmanian city of Devonport on Thursday morning.
Another child has died from their injuries sustained when a wind gust lifted a jumping castle 10 metres into the air, taking the death toll from the tragedy in Tasmania to five.
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Alfred Coleclough Just read in newspaper that a ‘go fund me’ page has been set up to help the families raise money to help towards funeral costs. This happened on last day of school at a school organised event. The educaton/government department should meet the cost of this awful tragedy.
CryptoNat My heart is truly breaking about this. The pain I feel knowing 5 young children have died today is only a tiny fraction of what their families must feel today and for the rest of their lives. My thoughts are forever with them all. A sad day I hope never ever happens again.