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Australia: 5 Children dead as wind lifts jumping castle into air at school celebration

Five other children were being treated, including four in critical condition

Australia: 5 Children dead as wind lifts jumping castle into air at school celebration
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Five children died and four others were in critical condition on Thursday after falling from a bouncy castle that was lifted 10 meters (33 feet) into the air by a gust of wind at a school on Australia's island state of Tasmania.

The school was holding a celebration to mark the end of the school year. The children who died included two boys and two girls in year 6, which would make them 10 or 11 years old, said Tasmania police Commissioner Darren Hine. Police later Thursday confirmed a fifth child died in the hospital.

Five other children were being treated, including four in critical condition. Hine said an investigation is underway.

Parents arrived at the school gate to collect their children as helicopters ferried the injured to hospitals.

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