男生, 11, becomes SIXTH child to be killed in bouncy castle tragedy

A SIXTH child has died in hospital in Australia three days after amini-tornadolaunched a bouncy castle 30ft into the air.

The death of Chace Harrison, 11, comes as two other kids continued to fight for their lives after falling from the inflatable lifted up by the whirlwind at an end-of-term party in the northern Tasmania town of Devonport.

The latest victim, an 11-year-old boy named Chace, died in hospital, police have confirmed

The latest victim, an 11-year-old boy named Chace, died in hospital, police have confirmed信用: Tasmania Police
The scene of the tragedy in Tasmania

The scene of the tragedy in Tasmania信用: Universal News & 运动

Tasmania police commissioner Darren Hine said: “It is with a heavy heart that I can confirm an 11-year-old boy passed away in hospital this afternoon.

Our thoughts continue to be with his family, and the families and loved ones of all the children involved, during what is an incomprehensibly difficult time.

On Friday afternoon, police released the names of his classmates who died in the disasterZane Mellor, Peter Dodt, Jye Sheehan, Jalailah Jayne-Maree Jones, all age 12, and Addison Stewart, 11.

Two other children remain in critical condition in hospital in the state capital Hobart, while one child is recovering at home.

The tragedy triggered an outpouring of grief in the local community and around Australia.

Floral tributes have grown outside the school, with an online fundraiser for affected families raising more than £650,000.

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Meg Aherne, Addison’s aunt, said she was struggling to come up with words as the whole family had been left “饱受摧残”.

Family friends of Zane’s mum Georgie have launched a GoFundMe page to raise money to help her through the devastating road ahead.

The page said Zane hadchallenges growing up with his autism and ADHDbut that never set him back and he kept on achieving.

Authorities have said that initial witness reports indicated the children were thrown from a height of about 33 feet.

Nearby residents recalled seeing the terrifying moment the jumping castle being swept up by the wind.

Bob Smith told the : “Then I saw kids on the ground.

There was one really strong gust of wind on what was a beautiful calm day.

At first we thought it might have been an emergency services training exercise then the reality of what was happening kicked in.

There was one really strong gust of wind on what was a beautiful calm day

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Tasmanian police has confirmed asignificant local wind eventcontributed to the tragedy.

This is a very tragic event and our thoughts are with the families and the wider school community, and also our first responders,” Commander Debbie Williams said.

There is no doubt that this has been a very confronting and distressing scene.

Tasmanian authorities have started a probe into the incident, which they expect willtake some time”.

Specialist police are being flown to the island state to assist with interviewing people who were at the outdoor party, which some 40 primary school children attended.

Children were celebrating the last day of term at Hillcrest Primary School near Devonport, Tasmania when the freak accident occurred.

Zane Mellor was described by a family friend as abeautiful, 关心, gentle soulwho was never set back by his challenges of autism and ADHD.

From left, Peter Dodt, Addison Stewart, Jye Sheehan, Jalailah Jayne-Maree Jones and Zane Mellor

From left, Peter Dodt, Addison Stewart, Jye Sheehan, Jalailah Jayne-Maree Jones and Zane Mellor
The accident - caused by a wind gust - happened on Thursday

The accidentcaused by a wind gusthappened on Thursday信用: Universal News & 运动

Five children dead and several fighting for their lives after plunging 30ft off bouncy castle