The deadly incident involved multiple children when the wind created enough momentum to lift a bouncy castle foot into the air. The tragedy is known as the horrific jumping castle incident.

Six children were killed and several others injured at a school celebration in the Australian state of Tasmania when a strong gust of wind lifted a bouncy castle more than 30 feet into the air.

Jye Sheehan, 12, died along with five of his classmates after falling 10 meters from a jumping castle blown into the air by a freak gust of wind during end-of-year celebrations at Devonport’s Hillcrest Primary School.

The horrific accident, days before Christmas, has devastated the local community and left the nation in mourning for the six Year 6 students whose lives were tragically cut short.

It was the second awful incident to hit the Sheehan family in a matter of days. Glen Sheehan, Jye’s father, was hospitalized in the weeks prior to the service. Glen  happened to wake from his coma on Friday in time to hear about his son’s death before he was put into the ground. However, Glen was not allowed to leave the hospital’s intensive care unit and had no way to be near his son or watch the services due to his precarious condition.

Authorities have released the names and ages of the children who died, with the permission of their families. They are, Chace Harrison, 11; Addison Stewart, 11; Zane Mellor, 12; Jye Sheehan, 12; Jalailah Jayne-Maree Jones, 12 and Peter Dodt, 12.

“On a day where these children were meant to be celebrating their last day at primary school, instead we are all mourning their loss,” said Tasmania Police Commissioner Darren Hine.

The graduates would have spent Christmas with their families before bounding off to begin the next chapter of their education in the new year.

Instead, scores of wrapped presents will sit untouched beneath decorated trees while grieving parents plan funerals for their children.

Two surviving victims who were fighting for life in the hospital were moved out of the intensive care unit on Thursday after spending a week in a critical condition.

Both are recovering from a multitude of injuries, including blunt force trauma, multiple broken bones, and internal injuries, and are now stable at Royal Hobart Hospital.

Beau Medcraft, the ninth child thrown from the airborne inflatable, is recovering at home after being discharged from the hospital.

The 12-year-old visited the school on Tuesday for the first time since the incident, with his both arms in casts and his shoulder in a sling.

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Source: AWM

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