Australia mourns child victims of bouncy castle accident

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Five children were hospitalized in a bouncy house accident Saturday at a church carnival in Taylors, South Carolina.

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.

Four other children were in the hospital, with three in critical condition and one in serious condition following the incident on Thursday in the island state of Tasmania.

Police said two boys and two girls aged 10 or 11 were among the dead. Details of the other victim have not been released.

The children were celebrating the end of the school year when a sudden gust of wind lifted the bouncy castle almost 10 meters (33 feet) into the air.

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