Five people were killed when a jumping castle collapsed at a primary school in Tasmania.
Twelve-year-old boy Zane Mellor died in a jumping castle accident. His father is “completely lost” without his son, who was one of five children who died in the accident.
When a gust of wind blew a jumping castle into the air at Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport, Tasmania, five kids were killed. Zane Mellor, 12, was one of them. His father says he’s “completely lost” without his son, who was one of them.
Zane’s friends Peter Dodt and Jye Sheehan, both 12, as well as Addison Stewart, 11, were also killed in the same attack. Jalailah Jayne-Mare Jones, 12, was also killed.
Three more children are in critical condition after being knocked from the inflatable castle when it was 10 meters in the air, putting them in danger. Another student was released from the hospital last night and is now resting at home after being sick for a few days.
In the Daily Mail, the stepmother of Zane’s father, Denitta Ryder, said: “To Tim, his children are his whole world, and he is completely lost without them. He would not be the same without them.”
When she told her younger siblings that Zane was “gentle,” she said that he was a favorite.
To help Mr. Mellor, Ms. Ryder has set up a GoFundMe account for him. It has already raised $5000.
On Thursday night, Mr. Mellor put a picture of him and Zane on social media.