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4 folks, together with three kids, have died after a automobile was allegedly set alight within the Australian metropolis of Brisbane, police stated.
The youngsters had been all underneath the age of 10. A person has additionally died, whereas a girl suffered in depth burns and has been taken to hospital, police stated.
All 5 had been identified to one another, stated Queensland Police.
Investigations are underneath means into the “horrific scene” at Camp Hill, stated Det Insp. Mark Thompson.
“It is extremely early within the investigation, however the car was totally concerned in fireplace upon police arriving,” he stated.
He confirmed that the group had lived near the location of the incident. Police had been first known as to the automobile fireplace within the metropolis’s east, at 08:30 native time (21:30 Tuesday GMT).
Witnesses instructed The Australian newspaper they’d seen a girl on fireplace leap from the automobile and yell, “he is poured petrol on me”.
Police are but to verify the identities of the victims.
Queensland’s Police Minister Mark Ryan instructed parliament concerning the “horrific incident” on Wednesday.
“My ideas are with all of these affected by this horrible tragedy,” he stated.
Federal MP Terri Butler stated she was “horrified and devastated” by the incident.
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Horrified and devastated by what’s occurred at Camp Hill this morning.
My condolences to household, mates and all the neighborhood.
— Terri Butler MP (@terrimbutler) February 19, 2020