(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The bodies of five children have been found in a flat in a large housing block in the western German city of Solingen, police say.
Police say they suspect the 27-year-old mother of killing the children before attempting to take her own life at a train station in nearby Düsseldorf.
Few details have been provided, with no information about the cause of death.
Emergency services were called to the residential block in the Hasseldelle area of the city on Thursday afternoon.
Responding to call at about 13:45 local time (11:45 GMT), police said they arrived at the building in Solingen, in North Rhine-Westphalia state, to discover the bodies of five children – three girls and two boys – aged from one to eight.
A sixth child, reportedly an 11-year-old boy, was said to have survived.
The children’s grandmother, who lives 60km (37 miles) away in the city of Mönchengladbach, had alerted the emergency services, the German news website Bild reported.