Two-year-old twins have fallen 10 storeys to their deaths at a block of flats in Romania while their mother was live streaming on Facebook.
The incident took place in Ploiesti, a city in the eastern Romanian county of Prahova some 56 kilometres (35 miles) from the capital Bucharest, when the twins reportedly fell to their deaths from 10 floors up.
According to local media, the incident took place while their mother was streaming live on Facebook and her friend was keeping an eye on them on the night of 11th August.
During the live stream, the sounds of ambulances could reportedly be heard before a person later knocked hard on the apartment door, at which moment the woman stopped the stream.
However, speaking on Romanian chat show Access Direct on 18th August, the mum Andreea Violeta Petrice and her friend, named only as Alina, had two very different versions of events, and they launched serious allegations at each other regarding what happened that night.
Andreea claimed she was sleeping in another room with her eldest son because he was extremely aggressive towards the twins. She said the twins were being watched by Alina.
Andreea said she later went to check on the twins and discovered they were missing, noting that their usually tidy room was a complete mess with upturned furniture and nappies scattered all over the room.
The window was also open and Andreea accused her friend of being involved in the twins’ death, saying the mattress was off the bed and on the floor and that she does not think her two-year-old twins would have been able to remove it themselves.
Furthermore, according to Romanian news outlet Spy News, the young girl, Beatrice, had a health problem that affected her right foot, making it impossible for her to walk properly, and it has been speculated that she would not have been able to climb on the table or on the bed on her own.
The mother also accused Alina of having taken illegal substances at the time of the tragic incident. The woman was taken to hospital where it was revealed that she had not taken any illegal drugs, according to Spy News.
The twins’ mother shared a heart-wrenching TikTok video showing her putting flowers on the twins’ graves, which feature crosses bearing the names Moise Cristian Petrice and Beatrice-Erica Petrice, a boy and a girl, who had celebrated their second birthday just one month before their untimely deaths.
She has reportedly been receiving psychiatric care after the tragic incident.
Alina said that she took extremely good care of her friend’s kids, and that she even wanted to become a full-time nanny.
She said Andreea suggested she babysit the twins, adding that she looks after them so often her own children have become a secondary consideration.
Alina, meanwhile, has claimed that Andreea was a careless mother.
The police investigation into the incident is ongoing.