Tragedy in Celano, an Abruzzo town of 10,000 inhabitants in the province of L'Aquila.

In the early hours of this morning a 35-year-old woman threw herself from the balcony with her 5-year-old son in her arms: she died, the three-meter flight fatal, the child is in hospital in serious condition but his life would not be in danger .

"A tragedy, she was the same age as my wife, I knew both her and her parents very well, we are shocked," said the mayor of Celano Settimio Santilli.

The child was airlifted to the San Salvatore hospital in L'Aquila and then transferred to the Bambino Gesù hospital in Rome, where he is in intensive care even if his life is not in danger.

According to what is learned, before the extreme act, the woman phoned her eldest daughter around 6.50 am saying to remind her father to take some sheets. On the spot, in addition to the carabinieri and the 118 rescuers, the woman's husband and daughter also arrived, who left for Rome to reach the child.

She threw herself from the window of the house that overlooks the internal terrace: the woman, an adopted girl, had been separated from her husband for some time and lived at home with her parents and two children. According to the neighbors of the cases it is "a tragedy foretold unfortunately, it was not a socially easy situation".


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