Sixth baby dies from Australian leaping fort tragedy


MELBOURNE (REUTERS) – An 11-year-old boy died on Sunday (Dec 19) from a leaping fort accident 4 days in the past in Australia’s island state Tasmania, taking the demise toll from the tragedy to 6 kids, police stated.

The kids fell 10 metres to the bottom after an inflated leaping fort was lifted into the air in a gust of wind at an end-of-year celebration at a main college in Devonport within the northwest of the state on Thursday.

“We all feel this terrible loss,” Tasmania Premier Peter Gutwein stated at a media convention.

Three boys and one woman aged 12 years and one boy and one woman aged 11 have now misplaced their lives. Two kids stay in important situation, police stated, and one is recovering at dwelling.

Police stated it was too early to say once they would full an investigation into the reason for the accident and have to respect grieving households and the college neighborhood.

“We don’t want to rush it, but we also understand that the community wants answers,” Tasmania Police Commissioner Darren Hine advised reporters.

The state has referred to as in assist from New South Wales state police to assist interview the opposite grade 5 and 6 kids who had been on the occasion.

An on-line fundraiser to assist the victims’ households has raised almost A$1.3 million (S$1.27 million) over the previous three days from folks everywhere in the nation and overseas.

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