Mom opens up about her son’s miracle escape from bouncing castle tragedy

All five children killed in Tasmania’s jumping castle tragedy are named – as guilt-ridden but relieved mother reveals her son’s miracle escape with just seconds to spare

  • All five victims were pictured for the first time on Friday afternoonย 
  • Mum feels guilty and relieved that her son, 9, survived a jumping castle tragedy
  • Students at Devonport primary school fell after inflatable was lifted into the airย 
  • Year Six students Addison Stewart and Zane Mellor were killed in the tragedy

    These are the five precious students whose lives were cruelly cut short in a freak jumping castle accident on Thursday.

    Zane Mellor, Peter Dodt, Jye Sheehan, Jalailah Jayne-Maree Jones, all age 12, and their class mate Addison Stewart, 11, tragically lost their lives when a jumping castle flew 10 metres into the air during a ‘mini tornado’ at Hillcrest primary School in Devonport, Tasmania.

    Tasmania Police released the names and photos of each child as the nation rallied around their distraught families and community.

    Aย fundraiserย created by a local woman to help the victims’ familied reached more than $700,000 within the first 24 hours.

    Three more children are fighting for life at Royal Hobart hospital, and one was released and will continue to recover at home.

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