– Police said in a statement that several children fell from a height of about 10 meters at 10 a.m. Thursday and are receiving treatment on site and in hospital.
Police Commissioner Darren Hein said the four dead children were all six years old. There were two girls and two boys.
Five children are in the hospital. He writes that the condition of four of them is critical Sydney Morning Herald.
The accident occurred when a gust of wind swept through the bouncy castle and lifted it into the air for a distance of ten meters.
It was not clear how many children were in the bouncy castle when the wind took it.
It was an active day at an elementary school in Devonport on the north coast of Tasmania when the accident happened.
Activity day was part of the school’s Christmas closing.
Several parents were present when the accident occurred at 10 o’clock local time.
Where is a quiet day
It was a calm day before suddenly a strong wind blew in, says Beverly Dobson, who lives hundreds of meters from the school.
Meteorologists’ observations say the same. Winds were between 7 and 19 km/h from Devonport Airport in the morning.
Pictures from ABC television show crying police officers consoling each other at school.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the tragedy as heartbreaking, NTB writes:
“The kids got together with their families for a day of outdoor fun, and then the day ended in unimaginable tragedy,” Morrison says.
To the parents, families, friends, and other children who witnessed this, I want to say that I ask that you have family and friends around you and that you go through this terrible tragedy, he continues.
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