5 children died in the castle crash

SYDNEY (AP) – Five children died and four others were in critical condition Thursday after falling 10 meters from a fortified castle by a gust of wind at a school across the country. The Australian island nation of Tasmania.

The school is celebrating the end of the school year.

Tasmania’s Police Commissioner Darren Hine said the children killed included two boys and two girls aged six, meaning they would be 10 or 11 years old. On Thursday, police confirmed a fifth child had died in hospital.

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

Images released by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation show police officers comforting each other as paramedics give first aid to victims.

Parents arrive at the school gate to pick up their children as the helicopter transports the injured to the hospital.

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein called the incident “simply unimaginable… I know this is a strong and caring community that will come together and support each other.”

Tasmanian police chief Debbie Williams told reporters “several children fell from the castle and jumped. It looks like they may have fallen from a height of approximately 10 meters. “

“This has been a very tragic event and our thoughts are with the families and wider school community and also our first responders,” Williams said. 5 children died in the castle crash


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