Eight children found dead at home in Cairns, Australian police say – CNN

  • The ages of the children were from 18 months and 15 years, police say
  • They were found after police responded to reports of a woman with serious injuries

(CNN) — Eight children have been found dead at a home in a suburb of the Australian city of Cairns, police said Friday.

Police said they were called to the property Friday morning after reports of a woman with serious injuries.

“During an examination of the residence, police located the bodies of the children, all aged between 18 months and 15 years,” the Queensland Police Service said in a statement.

The woman, who is believed to be in her 30s, is being treated for her injuries and is helping police with their investigation, the statement said.

The road has been blocked off, police said, with officers from criminal investigation, child protection and crime scene units at the scene.

No further information is available at this stage, the statement said.

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