Five children killed in tragic bouncy castle accident in Australia 5 months ago

Five children killed in tragic bouncy castle accident in Australia

"A horrific tragedy at this time of year"

Five children have been killed following a tragic bouncy castle accident in Australia.

Two boys and two girls were pronounced dead by emergency services.

Their ages have yet to be disclosed to the public, but it is believed they are around 10 or 11.

According to reports, a bouncy castle was blown into the air at a primary school in Tasmania.

Numerous children have also been seriously injured.

It is believed the children fell from 10m in the air when the castle was swept up.

Strong winds lifted the bouncy castle up into the air.

It was a normal sunny, summers day before an unexpected gust of wind lifted the bouncy castle into the air.

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The incident occurred at Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport, Tasmania, police confirmed.

Emergency services, including numerous helicopters, rushed to the scene of the tragedy.

According to ABC News, emergency service members were seen crying at the horrifying scene.

Parents arrived at the school not knowing if their children were still alive or not, reports revealed.

The bouncy castle was hired to mark end-of-year school celebrations.

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it was a "freak accident".

"Young children on a fun day out together with their families and it turns to such a horrific tragedy."

"It just breaks your heart."

The Prime Minister extended his sympathies to everyone who was at the harrowing accident.

Addressing the children who witnessed the event he said he will pray for them.

"I just pray that you'll have a great family around you and great friends and that you'll be able to come through this."

Police have launched a full investigation. Loved ones and staff affected by the tragedy have been offered counseling.