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Cairns deaths: Eight children found dead in Australian home

Eight children, aged between 18 months and 15 years, have been found dead at a house in the city of Cairns in northern Queensland, Australian police have confirmed.

A 34-year-old woman has also been taken to hospital with stab wounds and is said to be stable.

Police say they are questioning everyone who has had recent contact with the family but do not believe there is a murderer at large.

Jon Donnison reports from Sydney.

  • 19 Dec 2014
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