The Age

Children gassed to death

Friday 22 November 2002, 20:10PM
The Age

Two children were gassed to death in the family car north of Brisbane in what appeared to be a tragic twist to a bitter custody battle.

Police said the eight-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl were found around 8am in the garage of their home at Sandstone Point, near Bribie Island.

The children's 35-year-old mother and her 12-year-old son were found in the Dylan Court house a short time later, suffering from breathing difficulties.

They were taken to Caboolture Hospital where they were in a serious condition today, a police spokesman said.

The alarm was raised shortly before 8am today by a distraught neighbour who found the bodies of the two children in the car.

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