Vier kinders is dood en verskeie beseer nadat wind die springkasteel in die lug laat lig het

Vier kinders is dood en nog vyf is kritiek beseer nadat hulle geval het 32 voete (10 meter) van 'n springkasteel wat deur wind in die lug opgelig is by 'n skoolgeleentheid in Australië.

Children at Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport, on the north coast of Tasmania, were celebrating the end of the school year when wind swept the castle into the air.
Nine grade 5/6 Hillcrest Primary School students fell from a height of around 10 meters after a significant local wind event caused a jumping castle and several inflatable “zorb” balls to lift into the air about 10 am.,Tasmanian Police said in a statement.
    Four children, two girls and two boys, were killed and five others are in hospital with serious injuries. Typically children in grade 6 are between 10 en 12 jaar oud.
      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 during a press conference Thursday afternoon.
        Our hearts are breaking for the families and loved ones, school mates and teachers of those children taken too soon,” hy het gesê.
        Emergency services, including helicopters, were dispatched to the school to treat the injured and transport some to hospital.
          This is a very tragic event and our thoughts are with the families and the wider school community, and also our first responders,” Police Commander Debbie Williams told reporters at the school on Thursday.
          There is no doubt that this has been a very confronting and distressing scene. Counseling is being made available to the families affected by this in the school community along with the first responders,” sy het gese.
          Hillcrest Primary School urged parents to collect their children from the school as it closed early for the day.
          The bouncy castle was one of a number of treats organized for students as part of theBig Day In,” according to the school’s Facebook page. Other activities included a Water Play Zone and Zorb balls.
            Police have asked people to avoid the area.
            My thoughts are obviously with the people involved, but obviously the parents of the children that have been injured,” Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein said.

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