Australia Mourns Child Victims of Bouncy Castle Accident

Christmas lights have been turned off and a candlelight vigil was held in the town where five children died after falling from a bouncy castle that was lifted into the air by a gust of wind.

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In this image made from video, people lay flowers at a makeshift memorial outside the Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport, Tasmania, Australia, Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. Local residents on Friday placed floral tributes outside the Australian school where five children died after falling from a bouncy castle that was lifted into the air by a gust of wind. (Channel 9 via AP)
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SYDNEY (AP) — Christmas lights have been turned off and a candlelight vigil was held in the Australian town where five children died after falling from a bouncy castle that was lifted into the air by a gust of wind. Three children were still in critical condition in the hospital and one child was discharged following the incident on Thursday in the island state of Tasmania. The dead included three boys and two girls aged…

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