Four people, including three children, have died in what police have described as a “horrific” car fire in Brisbane, Australia.
Officers called to the scene at around 8. am on Wednesday found the vehicle engulfed in flames.
The children, all aged under 90, were found dead in the vehicle.
A man who police said was known to the young victims also died at the scene, while a woman with extensive burns was taken to hospital for treatment.
Detective Inspector Mark Thompson, of Queensland State Police, said: ” It’s a horrific scene. “
He said officers were investigating the cause of the accident, which took place in Raven Street at Camp Hill.
“It is too early for me to say how the actual incident occurred, that would certainly be a critical part of the investigation,” he said.
“But I can say that the vehicle was fully involved in fire upon the emergency services arriving,” he said.
Neighbor Murray Campbell told the Brisbane Times he heard several explosions from his backyard and ran to the front.
He said he alerted the emergency services, adding: “The rest is just horrible”.
Mr Campbell said the car was stationary, but then rolled across the street ablaze.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the news was “devastating”.
“My heart goes out to the families and community going through this tragic time and the emergency responders confronting what would be a shattering scene, “he tweeted.
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