Police investigating death of 3 children in Jabbeke

Three young children are dead after what is believed to be an incident at one family.  Police are investigating the deaths at a home in Varsenare (Jabbeke) outside Bruges.

The mother of the three children, a nurse, was involved in a traffic accident on the Brussels Ostend motorway last night.  She drove into a motorway bridge at Oostkamp. She may have been trying to commit suicide. She was taken to hospital and has been arrested.  When police arrived at the scene she told them that she had killed her three children.  Police then attended the woman's home and discovered three lifeless bodies.  Two boys and a girl. The children are all aged under 5. The children's father was also at home.  A post mortem will now establish how the children died.