Aid was requested late Tuesday afternoon at rue du Jeu de Balle in Hantes-Wihéries (Erquelinnes). A mother killed two of her children, Orphée and Cérès, aged 2 and 7 years respectively. A third child, Thibald, aged 9, was in critical condition. His health has stabilized. “He is still in an artificial coma but his condition has been stable since Tuesday evening. He should get out of it. This is good news for this little boy, “said David Lavaux, mayor of Erquelinnes (IC). The husband and father discovered the tragedy when he returned home after his work day.
According to the bourgmestre, the mother no longer worked and poorly supported the confinement. The latter was also forced to terminate a pregnancy. “She never went out and her children did not go back to school. But nothing suggested that. She was fused with her children, especially with the latter. ”
In the neighborhood, the emotion is strong. “She was not well but she loved her children so much. I can’t believe it, my legs are cut, “said a neighbor.
The Charleroi prosecutor’s office announced Tuesday that an official communication on the events will be made during the course of Wednesday.