Ten people, including a number of children, have died in a fire at a travellers' site in the Republic of Ireland. Among those who died were a husband, wife and their five children. The children were all under 10 years old.
The fire service was called to the site on Glenamuck Road south in Carrickmines in the early hours of this morning (10 October). The site is located off the M50 in the vicinity of Carrickmines Golf Club. On its Twitter feed the fire brigade said: "Carrickmines: 2 adts, 2 minors to hosp. 1 rescued from fire by crews in BA. Sadly, a number of fatalities on scene."
The brigade had previously tweeted that there were six units in total on attending the scene including three ambulances. Units from Dún Laoghaire, Donnybrook and Nutgrove had attended the fire and it has now been cordoned off from the public. According to the AA the Glenamuck Road is closed in both directions and diversions are now in place.
A spokesman for Ireland's Garda police service said that the emergency services had been at the site since "approximately 4am this morning". "There are believed to be a number of fatalities and two adults have also been taken to St Vincents and Tallaght hospitals suffering from smoke inhalation," he added.
Martin McGuiness, deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland tweeted: "Shocked to hear news of a fire tragedy involving fatalities in Carrickmines, Dublin.Thoughts & prayers are with all those affected.#VerySad".
Reports suggest that the site was home to a family and that three generations had lived there. Members of the Garda Technical Bureau are due to attend the site today.
UPDATE: 15.15 (BST) Number of deaths has been changed due to new information.
UPDATE: 11/10/2015, 9.11 (BST) Number of deaths has been changed due to new information.