Ten confirmed dead in traveller site fire in Ireland

The deaths occurred at a halting site for travellers in Carrickmines, south Dublin after a blaze broke out at about 4am.

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Three generations of a family feared dead in Irish fire

Rescue workers have been unable to reach some of the bodies trapped after a fire swept through a traveller site in Dublin.

Five children are feared to be among the dead, which includes a mother, father and their five year old baby. All of the victims belonged to two families.

Emergency services have confirmed that ten people died in the incident, which took place in the early hours of Saturday morning.

ITV News' Peter Smith reports:

Ten confirmed dead in traveller site fire in Ireland

Fire chiefs confirmed the death toll has risen to ten. Credit: PA

Ten people including a mother and father and a five-month-old baby have been killed in a fire at a halting site for travellers in Ireland.

The deaths occurred in Carrickmines in south Dublin after a blaze broke out at about 4am.

A Garda spokesman confirmed the death toll had climbed to 10 after the baby girl died in hospital. Five children are also believed to have died.

President Michael D Higgins said he was shocked and saddened at the deaths.

"My thoughts at this time are with the families and friends of those who have lost their lives and those who have been injured," he said.

Forensic examinations are continuing into the evening to try to determine the cause of the fire.

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