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Deaths of three children in Lalor Park house fire leaves NSW with ‘deep wound’, premier says

Deaths of three children in Lalor Park house fire leaves NSW with ‘deep wound’, premier says



Chris Minns says children’s father who allegedly tried to impede rescuers will likely face ‘most serious charges on offer’Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastNew South Wales has been left with a “deep wound” after the deaths of three young children in a house fire in Sydney’s west on Sunday, according to the premier, Chris Minns.Minns said the children’s 28-year-old father, who allegedly tried to stop rescuers from saving them, would likely be hit with “the most serious charges on offer”. Two boys, aged two and six, and a five-month-old girl died in the blaze. The man remained in hospital in an induced coma under police guard on Monday morning.Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundupThis story was updated on 9 July 2024 to correct the ages of the children based on updated information from police.In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14 and the national family violence counselling service is on 1800 737 732. In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on freephone 116 123 and the domestic abuse helpline is 0808 2000 247. In the US, the suicide prevention lifeline is 988 and the domestic violence hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Other international helplines can be found via www.befrienders.org Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/article/2024/jul/08/lalor-park-house-fire-death-toll-children-premier-chris-minns

Author : Tamsin Rose NSW state correspondent

Publish date : 2024-07-09 02:09:13

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