How a tight community is remembering the young victims of bouncy castle tragedy

Moving way a tight-knit community is remembering young victims of horrific jumping castle tragedy – as outpouring of grief spills across Australia

  • Tragedy unfolded when jumping castle lifted into air at Tasmania primary school
  • Five children have died and three other children are in a critical condition
  • Students at Devonport primary school fell after inflatable was lifted into the air 
  • Tributes have begun pouring in for Zane and Addison, who tragically died
  • Candles have lit up the streets as the community pays honour to the victims

    Candles have lit up the streets of a tight-knit Tasmanian town as the community mourns the tragic deaths of five children from a freak jumping castle accident at a primary school end-of-year celebration.

    Three are still fighting for life after a wind gust blew a jumping castle 10 metres into the air at Hillcrest Primary School, near Devonport in the state’s north-west, at about 10am on Thursday.

    Bouquets of flowers and teddy bears have also been laid at the base of the school’s entrance sign on Lawrence Drive as the community honours the victims.

    The mound of tributes at the scene is just one of a number of moving acts the heartbroken Devonport community has displayed since the tragedy unfolded as it grieves alongside the families.

    As news of the catastrophe spread, members of the coastal town, home to around 26,000, quickly rallied together to show their support to the families affected.

    A graphic designer created an image showing a map of Tasmania split in two with a red broken heart superimposed over the crack in the middle of the island.

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