Sydney house fire kills two; deaths remain unknown
The death toll in an explosion at a Sydney house that left a two-year-old boy dead and another seriously injured has risen to four after one person was in바카라사이트jured.
Key points: One person, a four-year-old girl, is dead, aged four days and seven nights after the blast
Five homes were damaged including a home owned by another woman, who was later found safe
Fire officials believe the blast was deliberately placed
Emergency crews spent the night searching a four-storey house near the eastern suburbs, before an바카라 alert was sounded at 9.30am local time (7.30am AEDT) and an air ambulance, a helicopter and a bomb disposal robot arrived from the western suburbs to the blaze on the outskirts of the city.
It is not known who placed the blast at the house, but police have identified the victim as 18-year-old Adam Collins, a chil바카라사이트d care worker in his first day on the job.
He was taken to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a critical condition.
Police say the four-year-old boy was killed at the scene and the baby girl, who was also treated at the hospital, was believed to be under the care of her mother and another child.
They say the father has also been found safe, in a separate house just outside the western suburbs.
Emergency crews and police have been searching the site where the blast took place, with firefighters on foot and police helicopters deployed to try and bring the blaze under control.
A police statement said an air ambulance with specialised equipment arrived about 7pm to „assist the emergency operation and assist emergency response crews with the containment of the fire, the identification of a person who is at the house and the rescue of a person who may be trapped in a building or other objects“.
In a statement, Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay described the blast as „devastating and tragic“.
The area around the house, which is at an intersection of two roads, is not believed to be affected by the blast.
The Victorian State Emergency Service (VES), which is leading the inquiry into the blast, is trying to get an estimate from the community about the number of people affected, and will be asking for information from anyone who felt hurt and wants to speak.
„We’ve still not found out exactly how many people are affected by the blast and we’re trying to asses