Five children have died in Devonport Tasmania, after a gust of wind picked up a bouncey castle they were in and lifted it ten metres into the air and rammed it into a tree 50 metres away.
- two children were male, two female, and the gender of the fifth is unclear at this stage
- the children were all aged between 5-6 and were celebrating the final day of the school year
- the matter has been passed to the Coroner for an inquest
- a fundraiser has raised AU$140,000 for affected families so far
- Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the tragedy was ‘shattering’ and ‘unthinkably heart-breaking’
My heart is breaking for all those impacted by the tragedy at Hillcrest Primary School in Tasmania today.
My prayers are with the family and friends of the children who lost their lives, the injured, the first responders and all those who witnessed this deeply distressing event.
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) December 16, 2021