Inquest hears five of the deaths over less than four years in WA’s far north were children aged between 10 and 13

The tragic death of a 10-year-old girl at a remote Aboriginal community is one of 13 suicides by young Indigenous people in Western Australia’s far north in the past three and a half years, prompting calls for radical change.

The deaths in the Kimberley region between November 2012 and March last year are the subject of a multi-stage inquest, presided over by WA state coroner Ros Fogliani, which began in Perth on Monday.

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