UPDATE: EIGHT children have been found stabbed to death inside a Queensland home just six days before Christmas.
Initial reports suggest the bodies of eight kids aged between 18-months and 15-years were found inside the Murray St home at Manoora, Cairns just before 11.30am on Friday.
It’s being reported that a family friend made the horrific discovery and that all the children were from the same family.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
“Police were called to the Murray Street residence around 11.20am following reports of a woman with serious injuries,” police said.
“During an examination of the residence, police located the bodies of the children, all aged between 18 months and 15 years.”
A woman in her 30s – believed to be the children’s mother – is in hospital in a stable condition with multiple stab wounds.
She is assisting police with their investigations.
Emergency services have swooped on the area, the street has been cordoned off and a crime scene established.
The tragic incident has attracted widespread national and international media attention.
There is no further information available at this time.