In Australia, five children were killed and five other injured after strong winds blew a bouncy castle into the air outside a school.
The tragedy occurred during a celebration of the last week of classes at Hillcrest primary school in Tasmania before Christmas break, police said.
The children inside the bouncy castle fell from a height of roughly 33 feet. The forecast called for “light winds.”
All of the victims were in sixth grade.
“On a day when these children were meant to be celebrating their last day of primary school, instead we’re all mourning their loss,” Tasmanian police commissioner Darren Hine said.
“Our hearts are breaking for the families and the loves ones, school mates, teachers of these young people who were taken too soon,” Hine said. “Our thoughts are also with those emergency service personnel who attend to try and save these people’s lives.”