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8 children dead in reported mass stabbing

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 01:13

Police in northern Australia investigate the fatal stabbing of at least eight children. Julie Noce reports.

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Police and emergency workers investigate a horrific scene in northern Australia after eight children were found stabbed to death inside a home Friday morning. Police say a 34 year old woman is being treated for stab wounds and is assisting police with their investigation. SOUNDBITE (English) QUEENSLAND STATE POLICE DETECTIVE INSPECTOR BRUNO ASNICAR SAYING: "The woman in hospital is the mother of most of the children that have been found deceased. There's still ... no identification has been carried out yet, formally, to formally identify who the children are so we nee to be really careful about that, but at this stage we believe she's the mother of at least seven of the children." The incident has left the community and police on the scene in shock. Neighbours were seen receiving comfort from officers, who were themselves having a tough time dealing with the incident. SOUNDBITE (English) ACTING CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT RUSSEL MILLER "It's devastating anytime of the year. And obviously some of the police who were on the scene earlier are young junior officers. So again we're providing the support to them that they need as well from within our own system." Police say they are not naming suspects yet and that they are talking to anyone who's had involvement with the family in the past two or three days.

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8 children dead in reported mass stabbing

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 01:13

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