Tasmania announces shock BAN on jumping castles as operator suddenly shuts its website and social media accounts after horror accident killed five children at end-of-school celebration
Tasmania has announced a ban on jumping castles at all state schools following a tragic incident which claimed the lives of five children this week.
The ban will remain in place while an investigation is underway into the tragedy at Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport on Thursday.
Five children – Zane Mellor, Peter Dodt, Jye Sheehan, Jalailah Jayne-Maree Jones, all aged 12, and their classmate Addison Stewart, 11 – lost their lives when the jumping castle they were on flew ten metres into the air after a gust of wind.
Three more students are fighting for life in hospital and another is now recovering at home.
Tasmania’s Education Department confirmed they have ‘put a hold on the use of jumping castle-style equipment until the results of the investigation are known’.