The Courier-Mail

Child dead in unit fire


A CHILD was killed in a fire that tore through a unit in Been­leigh, south of Bris­bane, last night.

Two chil­dren and two adults were taken to hos­pi­tal with in­juries in­clud­ing burns and smoke in­hala­tion, po­lice said, adding that a third child was killed. Two of the pa­tients were in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

“There were two adults and three chil­dren in­side and it ap­pears one of the chil­dren has died,” a po­lice spokesman said.

Fire crews ex­tin­guished the blaze, which broke out about 10pm, within an hour.

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