Brother and sister, 7 and 10, die after chest closes on top of them while they were home alone

Brother and sister, 7 and 10, die after chest closes on top of them while they were home alone



A brother and sister aged just seven and 10 have died after climbing into a chest that closed on top of them.



Anna and Mikhail Presnov are believed to have climbed into the family heirloom and suffocated after a latch closed preventing them from opening the heavy lid.



The tragic siblings were home alone in the village of Mykilske when their parents went to dig potatoes as seasonal workers about 18 miles away.



Parents Svetlana Presnova, 35, and Stanislav Presnov, 41, say they spoke to their children at 10am but an hour later, they did not answer the phone.







Rather than raise the alarm to alert neighbours, they waited for their bus home later in the afternoon and began searching for the missing girl and boy when they got home.



Stanislav said: "I took a bicycle, Svetlana went on foot along the nearby streets looking for them, but there were no signs of them."


Latest Post
Tags