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  • 5 September 2014, 13:52

Ireland: Bodies Of Two Children Found In House

Two children, believed to be nine-year-old twin boys, have been found dead in a house in the southern Irish county of Cork.

Soon after, the body of a man was found in a town about nine miles away.

The bodies of the youngsters were discovered in a property in the town ofCharleville, in the north of the county, shortly after 5pmon Thursday.

Reports from the town say a home has been sealed off in the Deerparkarea of the town.

O'Rourke'sCross, the main route between Cork city and Limerick, has been closed to traffic as investigations get under way.

A second crime scene was later marked off when the body of a man, believed to be in his early 20s, was discovered in Buttevant, a town on the road between Charleville and the city of Cork.

Irish police said the two boys were pronounced dead at the house.

A police statement said: "The bodies remain at the scene and the area has been sealed off for technical examination, diversions are in place.

"The office of the State Pathologist has been notified and post mortems are expected to be carried out tomorrow on the bodies of the two children."

An appeal for witnesses to get in touch was issued.

Two checkpoints were set up on the main route into and out of the town as a large crowd gathered on the road outside the property, believed to be a family home.

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