A sixth child, an 11-year-old boy, died in hospital a few days after a bouncy castle exploded in Australia, police said Sunday.
“I confirm with a very heavy heart that an 11-year-old boy died at the hospital this afternoon,” said Tasmanian Police Commissioner Darren Hein. “Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of all the children involved in the most difficult times.”
A child was injured three days after a large bouncing castle was blown away by wind at an elementary school graduation party in Devonport, Tasmania.
Before him, two 12-year-old boys and two girls aged 11 and 12 died in the tragedy.
Two more children have been admitted to hospital in critical condition and another child has returned home.
The play stirred deep emotion across the country. Flowers were placed in front of the school and an online appeal for donations raised A $ 1.2 million (7 760,000) for the families of the victims.
Eyewitnesses said the children were thrown about ten meters from the ground.
According to Tasmanian officials, an investigation has been launched that will “take some time”.
Police have arrived in the island state from across the country to interview attendees at a party attended by about 40 elementary school students.
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