At least 10 people are believed to have died after a fire broke out Saturday in south Dublin in Ireland, according to reports. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
Emergency services were called to the site on the Glenamuck Road early Saturday. Two adults and two children suffered injuries and were rushed to a local hospital, BBC reported. Irish police have reportedly not confirmed the number of dead.
No immediate information about the deceased was provided, but, reports said they were from two separate families. According to Independent.ie, a couple and their five children were among the dead.
Initial indications reportedly show that the people were sleeping in a portacabin that caught fire. Authorities reportedly closed the Glenamuck Road and sealed off the area for forensic examination. Police are yet to determine the cause of the blaze.
Carrickmines: 2 adts, 2 minors to hosp. 1 rescued from fire by crews in BA. Sadly, a number of fatalities on scene. pic.twitter.com/bqdGuoQTiq
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) October 10, 2015