Moise Cristian Petrice and Beatrice-Erica Petrice, a boy and a girl, had celebrated their second birthday just one month before their deaths. They fell from the tenth floor of a building
Two babies died after falling from the tenth floor of a building while their mum was recording a live stream on Facebook.
The two-year-old twins were at home with their mum Andreea Violeta Petrice and her friend Alina, who was keeping an eye on them.
Moise Cristian Petrice and Beatrice-Erica Petrice, a boy and a girl, had celebrated their second birthday just one month before their deaths.
It has been reported that 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 August 11.
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.
The incident happened in Ploiesti, a city in the eastern Romanian county of Prahova some 56 kilometres (35 miles) from the capital Bucharest.
However, speaking on Romanian chat show Access Direct on August 18, the mum and her friend had two 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, while Alina kept an eye on the two babies.
The mum 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.
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 of the twins.
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.