Five Children Dead, Five Injured After Falling from Bouncy Castle That Was Blown Into the Air Outside Australian School

Four children fell from about 33 feet when winds sent an inflatable castle into the air at Hillcrest Primary School in Australia on Dec. 16, 2021. / AP

Five children fell to their death and five others were injured when a bouncy castle was blown into the air by a gust of wind outside an Australian school Thursday.

The unimaginable tragedy took place during a celebration marking the last week of classes before Christmas break at Hillcrest primary school in northern Tasmania, police said.

The children in the bouncy castle were tossed from a height of about 33 feet on a sunny, early summer day that was forecast by local weather services to have “light winds.”

The victims were all in sixth grade and included two boys and two girls. The gender of a fifth child who later died in the hospital is unclear.

Two of the victims have been identified as Addison Stewart and Zane Gardam.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Kenneth Garger and Yaron Steinbuch