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    The wounded 37-year-old woman might be the murderer of her own seven children and niece, the police has reported.

    MOSCOW, December 20 (Sputnik) — The mother of seven of eight children murdered Friday in Australia's city of Cairns was arrested, the police said Saturday.

    "The 37-year-old mother of several of the children involved in this incident has been arrested for murder overnight and is currently under police guard at the Cairns Base Hospital," Cairns Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said at a press conference aired on BBC.

    On Friday morning, Queensland Police were called to a suburban Cairns home. Upon arrival, they located bodies of eight children, all aged between 18 months and 15 years, and a wounded woman. The woman was confirmed to be the mother of seven of eight children, the eighth child was her niece. The woman is currently receiving treatment for her injuries. She has not been charged yet, BBC reported.

     

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