Six teens found dead after garden party in Germany

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Frankfurt am Main (AFP)

Six teenagers were found dead Sunday after holding a party in a garden shed, police in Germany said, with the cause of death still unclear.

The youths were found by the owner of the shed, whose son and daughter were among the victims.

The father made the grim discovery on Sunday morning after wondering why his children hadn't come home from their party the night before, police in Unterfranken said in a statement.

The incident happened in the town of Arnstein in the southern state of Bavaria.

The victims were all aged 18 and 19.

"It remains unclear what led to the death of the six people," the statement said, adding that an investigation had been opened.

"But there are currently no indications of a violent crime," it said.