Dad and his two children found dead in Sligo

A man and his two children have been found dead at a house in County Sligo.

The bodies of the 52 year old father, his 12 year old daughter and 9 year old son were found at the house at Morgara in Gurteen before ten o'clock last night.

Gardai were called to the house at Morgara in Gurteen at twenty to ten last night, after the bodies of the man and two children were discovered.

A local doctor was called to the scene, and pronounced the three dead shortly before 11 o'clock.

It's understood Gardai are investigating the possibility that the three died as a result of a suspected gas leak.

The services of the State Pathologist have been requested by Gardai, and it's expected that post mortem examinations will be carried out.

The scene of the discovery remains sealed off for a technical examination, and Gardai at Ballymote have launched a full investigation.