Tragedy In Tasmania. 6 Children Killed in Freak Accident

Tony Davenport | vision.org.au
Friday, December 17th, 2021

The northern Tasmanian town of Devonport is mourning the loss of six children in a freak jumping castle accident.

They fell to the ground from 10 metres after the bouncy castle was suddenly swept into the air by a gust of wind on Thursday morning.

It happened on the last day of school during an end of year celebration at Hillcrest Primary School.

40 children were taking part.

Nine of them were injured.

On Friday,  three were in a critical condition in Royal Hobart Hospital.

One has been released and is now recovering at home.

Several adults were also injured.

Tasmania Police Commissioner Darren Hine said the investigation was ongoing and he knew people had a lot of questions which he couldn’t answer at this stage.

WorkSafe Tasmania is involved in the investigation.

The children who died were four boys and two girls, aged 11 and 12.

 

 

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