A mum her two young kids were crushed to death when a building collapsed on them as they strolled through a town centre.
Fouzia Taoufiq, 38, and son Soulaymane Hannach, 5, were killed instantly by a cascade of bricks in Albizzate, Italy, on Wednesday evening.
Her 15-month-daughter Yaoucut was pulled from her mangled stroller, but later died in hospital.
Witnesses told how Fouzia’s eldest son watched on in horror as his family was wiped out by the collapse.
They told la Repubblica: “Across the street was the eldest son of the dead woman. He was in tears, he asked about his mother.
“I took him to the supermarket until his dad, who was at work, arrived.”
Grieving dad Noureddine Hannach told how he watched rescuers pull the remains of his wife and kids from the “slaughterhouse” scene.
He wept: “Losing a wife and two children was a blow, it will be difficult.
“I did not sleep. My eldest son is at a friend’s house; he says he is doing well. He saw everything.
“He were married since 2007. I have been in Italy for 20 years, my wife since 2009.
“My children were born in Italy, the oldest in Bari, the other two who died were born here, in Gallarate.”
Local Mayor Mirko Zorzo claimed he avoided being crushed by just 20 centimetres.
He said: “I am upset, at the moment I do not feel like commenting much. I am talking with emergency services to reconstruct what happened.”