1. “This has been the hardest week of our lives.” Over 1000 people attended vigil for Hannah Clarke and her three children.
At a park in south Brisbane last night, 1000 people turned out for Hannah Clarke and her three children – Laianah, 6, Aaliyah, 4, and Trey, 3 – who died on Wednesday after their family car was set alight by their father.
The kids died at the scene, and Hannah passed away later that day from horrific injuries. Rowan Baxter died nearby from self inflicted stab wounds.
Masses of flowers and kid’s toys lay at the front of the memorial service, while Hannah’s family dressed all in pink for the occasion.
"We would have felt lost without all your support. I don't know how we can repay such kindness," her father, Lloyd Clarke, told the crowd. "This has been the hardest week of our lives."
Hannah's brother Nathaniel described his sister as, "the most amazing person you could ever meet".
"You would always leave there smiling. She had to share everyone's big moments and she would always be there. When something like this happens to someone like that, you lose a bit of faith in the world," he added.