No fewer than 5 children have been confirmed killed and several others seriously injured at an Australian school after a gust of wind threw their bouncy castle up.
It was gathered that 4 of the children fell to their death while another 1 died later in the hospital.
According to the Police, the students at a primary school in northern Tasmania were celebrating the last week of classes before the Christmas break when they were thrown from a height of about 10 metres (33 feet).
Darren Hine, the Tasmanian police commissioner, said the children who died included two boys and two girls in year 6, which would make them 10 or 11 years old.
The incident happened at about 10am local time on Thursday (23:00 GMT on Wednesday) at the Hillcrest Primary school, on an otherwise sunny, early summer day.
Local weather services had forecast “light winds” for the area, which sits on Tasmania’s rugged north coast, looking out across the frigid Bass Strait.
Following the incident, several rescue helicopters and ambulances rushed to the scene to take the injured to hospitals.