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Jumping castle chaos at Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport Tasmania


Multiple children have been seriously injured after a jumping castle lifted 10 metres into the air at a Tasmanian primary school.

Children have been seriously injured after a jumping castle lifted metres into the air at a Tasmanian primary school.

The chaos unfolded at Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport on Thursday morning.

Police say several children are receiving medical treatment at the scene after the castle blew away ten metres in the air.

The school gave detail into the incident on its social media asking parents “come to collect their children as a matter of urgency”.

“There has been an accident onsite at our school. We are closing the school for the rest of the day,” the post read.

Ambulance Tasmania said it was responding to the “major incident” with multiple vehicles already at the scene.

“A wind event caused a jumping castle to lift into the air,” Tasmanian police said in a statement.

“Several children fell from a height of about 10 metres around 10am and are currently receiving medical treatment at the scene.

“Some serious injuries have occurred.”

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter is on its way to the scene.

More to come.

Originally published as Serious injuries reported in jumping castle chaos at Tasmanian primary school



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