Authorities in Halifax are investigating a fire that claimed the lives of seven children yesterday morning.
Neighbours say they heard a loud bang, followed by the sound of a woman screaming just after 12:30 am yesterday morning. When they went outside, the found the house engulfed in flames.
All seven children were members of a Syrian refugee family that had settled Canada. The children ranged in age from three months to 17 years old.
A man and a woman were taken to the hospital. The man has has life-threatening injuries.