Bouncy castle accident kills 5 children during school celebration: 'Our hearts are breaking'

At least five children have died and four others are in critical condition as of Thursday [Australia time], the Associated Press reported. 

“On a day where these children were meant to be celebrating their last day at primary school, instead we are all mourning their loss,” Commissioner Darren Hine said in a statement on Tasmania Police’s website.

Hine said among the children who lost their lives were “two boys and two girls in year 6, which would make them 10 or 11 years old,” according to the AP. Hine said the fifth child died in the hospital. 

Credit: AAP Image Emergency services personnel inspect the scene at Hillcrest Primary School. Five children have died and four are being treated in hospital, with some critically injured, after a bouncy castle accident in the Australian state of Tasmania, police said on Thursday.

Credit: AAP Image Emergency services personnel inspect the scene at Hillcrest Primary School. Five children have died and four are being treated in hospital, with some critically injured, after a bouncy castle accident in the Australian state of Tasmania, police said on Thursday.

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