Authorities say seven children aged between five and 15 are dead following a fire at a home in Brooklyn, New York.
Two people have also been critically injured in the blaze, according to the fire department.
The dead children are all believed to be from the same family.
Emergency workers were called to the property in Bedford Avenue shortly after midnight on Saturday.
More than 100 firefighters attended the scene and brought the fire under control.
Fire Department spokesman Jim Long said the cause of the blaze was being investigated.