Two people have died a party at a hotel in Cookstown in Northern Ireland amid scenes of “panic”.
Paramedics were called to the Greenvale Hotel in County Tyrone, where dozens of young people were attending a St Patrick’s Day party.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) there were two fatalities and a small number of other casualties.
“Can we ask that all parents please collect their children immediately.”
ACC Mark Hamilton said: “At this stage the cause of the incident is unknown however police have commenced a full investigation into the circumstances.”
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said they had received several calls on Sunday evening following reports of a number of people having sustained serious injuries. The incident happened at about 9.30pm.
The service said: “NIAS despatched two Rapid Response Paramedics, two doctors and five emergency crews to the scene.
“Three patients have been taken, by ambulance, to Antrim Area Hospital for treatment for various injuries and another to Craigavon Area Hospital.”
“A number of young people have suffered severe injuries and are being taken to hospital for emergency care. Our thoughts are with them and their families,” a source told Belfast Live.
A representative of the Glenavon Hotel nearby said fire crews also attended the scene, the BBC reported.