This afternoon has been tragic.
Three young children, all under the age of seven, and their mother, 42, were found dead inside their Melbourne home.
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- Australian stocks have closed slightly higher, ending the day 0.4 percent or 28.7 points higher at 6715 points.
- It’s the second day in a row that Australian stocks have posted gains, with the biggest winners being in technology and mining stocks.
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- Biggest loser: lime producer ADBRI (down 4.91%)
- The Australian dollar is currently buying 77.5 cents, a steady increase from yesterday.
- The cryptocurrency Bitcoin has a current value of $ 48,452 per coin, after a relatively stable day for the digital currency.
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Police arrived at the Tullamarine property around 12:20 p.m. today and found a 42-year-old woman, two seven- and five-year-old girls and a three-year-old boy dead in the home.
The incident occurred at Blackwall Reach on the Swan River in Bicton around 8am today.
The victim, Cameron Wrathall, was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital by ambulance with a 12-inch bite to the leg. He is undergoing surgery and is in critical but stable condition.
You can see what the heroic kayakers had to say in the video below.
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