Two teenagers have been rushed to hospital after emergency crews discovered them locked in a room naked and underweight.
The pair, aged 17 and 19, were found when police and paramedics were called to a property to respond to reports that a man in his 40s had died suddenly.
The emergency responders said the teens were found in the most squalid conditions they had ever seen, 9 News reports.
Crews were called to the home in Brisbane, Australia, at 7.30am local time yesterday.
It is believed the man who died had suffered a heart attack, but officers then heard noises from a locked room inside the home.
The two teenagers are both intellectually handicapped, according to 9 News.
They were both treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to a hospital in the north of the city.
Di Farmer, minister for child safety in Queensland, said the incident was “horrific”.