A 35 year old mother is alleged to have burned her three young daughters to death whiles she called their father on telephone to ‘Listen to their screams’ as they burn to death.
The childen Madysson, six, Abbygail, four, and Oumy, two, died in the blaze at their home in the small town of Lennik, Belgium.
Their mother Thioro Mbow, allegedly killed her children in an arson attack after locking them in a shed on Wednesday and burning them alive while forcing their dad to listen as they died, Belgium media reported.
‘You’d better hurry but you will be too late to rescue them. They won’t survive.’
Mr Ulin immediately called his sister, who lives nearby, in a panic and asked her to hurry to the family home.
When she arrived at the scene, she found their charred bodies of Mr Ulin’s daughters in the garden.
Mbow is said to have calmly told her: ‘Ten minutes of screaming and then it was all over.’
Mbow has been arrested on suspicion of murder, German media has reported.
The couple had reportedly been involved in a custody battle over the children.
It is believed that she started the blaze in a fit of rage after receiving a letter from her husband’s lawyer demanded custody of the children.
Mbow’s eldest daughter Dyarra, a child from a previous relationship, survived.
The nine-year-old had been at school at the time.
The heartbroken father told Senenews: ‘Just before I left for work, I hugged the youngest who was already awake.
‘I still cannot believe what happened,’ he added.