December 16 – According to Australia’s No. 9 News Network and the British Guardian, on the 16th local time, a tragedy occurred in Tasmania, Australia: at an event held in a primary school, an inflatable castle was blown 10 meters high by strong winds, and many children were thrown high into the sky and fell to the ground, causing 4 people were killed and 5 seriously injured.
Police confirmed that the accident occurred on the morning of the 16th. Silcrester Primary School in Devonport was celebrating the end of the school year. Unexpectedly, strong winds blew away the inflatable castle, killing 4 children, 2 boys and 2 women, all in grade 6. Another 5 children were sent to the hospital and 4 were in critical condition. Police did not disclose how many children were in the inflatable castle at that time.
The local police chief said that the scene of the accident was very sad, and the police were providing help to the affected families and emergency personnel. Australian Prime Minister Morrison also expressed condolences: “The children went out for a day, but it became such a terrible tragedy, and it also happened at this time of the year…inconceivable heartbreak.”