Two young sisters are dead and a man known to them is in
custody in an Easter Sunday tragedy in Melbourne.
The girls, both aged under 10, were found dead at a house in
Watsonia, and a man known to them was arrested at the scene
on Sunday afternoon, police said.
He is being interviewed by detectives.
Police have yet to reveal how the children died or give
details of any injuries.
A number of family members were at the home at the time the
Assistant Commissioner Andrew Crisp said the tragedy had
"This is a tragic set of circumstances that has impacted on
the family, and there were a number of family members here at
the time," he said at the scene.
"It's naturally impacted on friends, neighbours and also on
members of the fire brigade, the ambulance services and
members of Victoria Police who have attended the scene
Police were called to the Longmuir Road home about 2.40pm
Ambulance Victoria said paramedics treated two people in a
critical condition there for some time, but could not be save
A neighbour said the incident was hard to comprehend.
"(I feel) sick to the stomach," he said.
"It's really hard to believe this could happen in a quiet
little suburban street."