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Two boys seriously injured in accident have been moved out of intensive care

  • The boys are now in a stable condition at the Royal Hobart Hospital 

  • Hundreds have gathered together to farewell victim Zane Mellor on Thursday

  • He along with five of his classmates were killed when jumping castle flew into air 

  • By Eliza Mcphee and Tita Smith For Daily Mail Australia

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    Two boys who were seriously injured in the Devonport jumping castle tragedy have been moved out of the intensive care unit.

    They are now in a stable condition at Royal Hobart Hospital, having suffered multiple broken bones and internal injuries in the freak accident.

    The development comes on the same day as the first funeral for one of the six victims of the tragedy.

    Zane Mellor, 12, was laid to rest at a service in Devonport on Thursday. 

    Two boys who were seriously injured in the Devonport jumping castle tragedy have been moved out of the intensive care unit. The news comes on the same day the funeral for Zane Mellor (pictured) is being held

    Two boys who were seriously injured in the Devonport jumping castle tragedy have been moved out of the intensive care unit. The news comes on the same day the funeral for Zane Mellor (pictured) is being held

    Pictured left to right are Zane Mellor, 12, Peter Dodt, 12, Addison Stewart, 11, Jye Sheehan, 12 Jalailah Jayne-Marie Jones, 12, and Chace Harrison, 11, who have been identified by police, with permission from family, as the children tragically killed in a jumping castle accident at a primary school in north-west Tasmania

    Pictured left to right are Zane Mellor, 12, Peter Dodt, 12, Addison Stewart, 11, Jye Sheehan, 12 Jalailah Jayne-Marie Jones, 12, and Chace Harrison, 11, who have been identified by police, with permission from family, as the children tragically killed in a jumping castle accident at a primary school in north-west Tasmania

    Zane died along with five of his classmates when the jumping castle the children were playing on was thrown ten metres into the air from a gust of wind at the Hillcrest Primary School last Thursday. 

    Peter Dodt, 12, Addison Stewart, 11, Jye Sheehan, 12 Jalailah Jayne-Marie Jones, 12, and Chace Harrison, 11, were the other children killed in the accident which has rocked the small town of Devonport and the entire country. 

    A week after the tragedy hundreds of friends and relatives piled into the pews at local parish Mersey Gardens Chapel to say goodbye to Zane.

    Mourners were told of how the young boy had a fondness for animals and gaming, and was known as 'Jurassic Zane' to his online network. 

    His coffin was decorated in playstation controllers and had a poster of his favourite game Red Dead Redemption II hanging over it.  

    His devastated mother Georgie Gardam fought back tears as she read out a tribute to her first born child, standing near his small blue coffin decorated with white-painted gaming controllers.

    'My baby, where do I start,' she began.

    Emergency services workers are pictured at the scene on the tragedy at the Hillcrest Primary School last Thursday

    Emergency services workers are pictured at the scene on the tragedy at the Hillcrest Primary School last Thursday

    'I was so young when I had you, only 15, and now I know why. You grew up with me, you held my hand.. You were my man of the house always, my protector, my strength, my gamer.'

    'I spoilt you rotten - Hawaiian pizza, McDonalds... some of your favourites. Everyone told me to get you off that PlayStation but I let you play until your heart was content and your eyes got sleepy.

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    'I love you Zane. No matter what the weather, we're together. I love you Zaney.' 

    A heartbreaking slideshow of photos collected throughout Zane's 12 years of life was played during the service, showing images of him fishing, gaming, riding on quad bikes and lovingly hugging his younger siblings. 

    His heartbroken mother Georgie paid tribute to her first born child and 'protector'. She is pictured at a memorial outside Hillcrest Primary School last week

    His heartbroken mother Georgie paid tribute to her first born child and 'protector'. She is pictured at a memorial outside Hillcrest Primary School last week 

    Hours before the memorial, Ms Gardam penned a gut-wrenching post on social media describing how she was struggling to find strength as she braced to say her final goodbye to her son.

    'Today will be one of the hardest days of my life,' she wrote.

    'What do I weigh up... the day I lost you or the day I put you to rest. I'm not sure.' 

    Zane's farewell comes a day after loved ones said goodbye to Jalailah Jayne-Maree in a service at local parish Church of Christ.

    Another classmate, Beau Medcraft, who miraculously escaped death visited the scene on Monday for the first time to pay respect to his peers. 

    With both arms in casts and his shoulder in a sling, Beau placed four Xbox controllers among the sea of flowers and cards left by families and members of the local community.

    He then broke down as he hugged his parents, who embraced the young boy at the tribute. 

    More than a million dollars has been raised through GoFundMe to be divided between the families of the dead and injured children.

    The federal government has also pledged $800,000 for counselling and mental health support to help those affected by the tragedy. 

    Tasmania police are still investigating what led to the catastrophe and will prepare a brief for the coroner.

    Distraught police officers (pictured) at the scene of the jumping castle tragedy in Devonport, Tasmania

    Distraught police officers (pictured) at the scene of the jumping castle tragedy in Devonport, Tasmania

    Source : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10338217/Devonport-jumping-castle-miracle-two-injured-boys-moved-ICU.html

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