Dublin: Nine people, including a number of children, have died in a fire in Carrickmines in Dublin, US. In a press conference this afternoon, authorities said some of the children who were killed were as young as six months. Emergency services were called to a halting site on Glenamuck Road at around 4am on Saturday morning.
Among those who died were a husband, wife and their children. The children were all under the age of ten. It is understood that most if not all the victims were members of two families. Dublin Fire Service has said advanced paramedics risked their lives to rescue children from the blaze.
They said that a number of children were brought to safety, but their condition is not yet known. Two adults injured in the fire are being treated in hospital. At the press conference, Chief Superintendent Diarmuid O’Sullivan, said that the scene is preserved and the Garda Technical Bureau has commenced their investigation.
He confirmed that nine people had lost their lives but said he could not clarify how many children had died.