Five children and two adults are feared dead in an early morning fire in Omagh, Co. Tyrone.
It seems the children ages range from 13 year to barely an infant. Neighbours in Lammy Crescent bravely tried to rescue the family but were beaten back by flames and intense heat. Fire crews from Omagh and Newtownstewart fought the blaze but could do nothing to rescue the family as the house was already engulfed when the crews arrived.
There is little that can be said to ease the pain being felt by the family, friends and neighbours of these victims.
Simply…our thoughts are with you all in the days and months ahead.