Two children from Kosovo, brother and sister, drown in France. Mother jumps after them
First the youngest child fell into the water. His sister then tried to catch him, but the river carried her away
Two young children drowned on Tuesday in the swollen Moingt River - a brother and a sister. They were playing in the presence of their mother in the town of Montbrison, Loire, the French media reported citing the Gendarmerie and the prefecture of the district.
According to the French media reports, the brother and the sister were born in 2014 and 2017.
The tragedy occurred as a 35-year-old mother from Kosovo was having lunch with her children in a fast-food restaurant before taking them to play by the river near the Montbrison shopping zone in the evening.
First the youngest child fell into the water. His sister then tried to catch him, but the river carried her away.
The mother jumped after them but failed to save them. She alerted people to call emergency services, but upon arrival they couldn't do anything.
The mother was hospitalized for shock, while the prosecution launched an investigation and ordered autopsies to be carried out.
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