Four elementary school students today fell victim to a plastic bouncy castle in Devonport, Tasmania, Australia, during a school holiday.
According to police, the castle was lifted into the air by gusts of wind, and it collapsed from a height of 10 meters. Two girls and two boys are dead, five children in serious condition are in the hospital, says Air force…
At 10 am local time, doctors arrived at the scene, quickly responding to the call. The children received first aid and were taken to the hospital by helicopter.
According to ABC journalist Monte Bovill, after reporting the incident, parents “run to school to pick up their children.” Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia, called the incident “incredibly heartbreaking”:
“Young children have a fun day … and it turns out to be a horrific tragedy. It just breaks your heart. “
State Premier Peter Guthwein said authorities would provide additional information later Thursday:
“Since we are talking about elementary school, it is obvious that we are thinking about the people involved. [и]obviously about the parents of the children who were injured. “
Devonport is a port town of 30 thousand inhabitants on the north coast of Tasmania. He was not the first to experience such a tragedy. In 2019, a similar fatal incident occurred in China – two children were killed, 20 injured. In 2018, the UK threw a girl out of a bouncy castle that exploded on the beach and died. In March 2016, a bouncy castle, along with a 7-year-old boy inside, was blown away in Essex.