Canberra: Eight children as young as 18 months to 15 years were found stabbed to death at a house in Australia’s Cairns city Friday but there are no suspects as of yet. An injured woman was also found in the house.

“There are no suspects at this point. It’s very early. The woman in hospital is the mother of most of the children,” the Cairns Post quoted the police as saying.

Police are yet to formally identify who the children are.

About 50 people gathered for a candlelight vigil to remember the dead children.

Police have stated they are not looking for anybody else in relation to the deaths and have yet to lay charges.

The bodies of the knifed children came to light when police were called for a woman lying injured when a young man walked into the house. The woman is being questioned by police in what is being labelled a “tragic, tragic event”.

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