Child dead and several fighting for life as wind blows bouncy castle into air

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One child has sadly died and several others are left fighting for their lives after a bouncy castle was blown into the air after an extreme 'wind event', police have said.

Tasmania police said a 'wind event' caused the jumping castle to lift up off the ground and the children fell about 10metres to the ground.

Officers and emergency services rushed to the serious incident at Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport around 10am on Thursday, writes ABCNews.

The children who were critically injured have been rushed to hospital to receive medical treatment.

Police have not released information as to how many students are wounded.

“Several children fell from a height of about 10 metres … and are currently receiving medical treatment at the scene as well as in hospitals,” Tasmania Police said.

“Sadly, one child has died and a number of others are critical.

“Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those involved. No further details about the fatality can be released at this stage for privacy reasons.”

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