A ‘jealous’ husband killed himself and his two children when he jumped from a ninth floor balcony moments after his wife filed for divorce.
Roman Mikhailov, 30, died at the scene with the couple’s 18 month old son Artyom. Their daughter Sofiya, four, died later at hospital.
Before the tragedy in Saratov, Russia, the father-of-three had sent his wife Irina, 29, a picture of the three of them on the balcony.
The woman, a psychologist, rushed home in a taxi but arrived at the apartment building too late to prevent the horror.
Paramedics were called to the scene and they tried desperately to save the lives of the two children, who sadly both passed away.
Irina was described as being in ‘deep shock’ after the death of her family.
The man, who worked for Russian Railways, was described as ‘jealous’ over his wife’s suspected new relationship.
In a note he was said to have written and left at their home, he said: ‘The blame is on my wife’s shoulders.’