A six-year-old boy died in his mother's arms after suffering an electric shock at nursery school.
Mum Elisa, 27, says her little boy Antonio was electrocuted as she went to collect him from nursery school in Frankfurt, Germany.
His mum says Antonia handled a loose electric wire that was hanging from a socket.
The electric shock that resulted was so violent it catapulted the little lad into the air.
Elisa, an Italian living in Germany, said: "When I went to pick Antonio up, I was in the changing rooms and Antonio was running around, and suddenly he must have got hold of a cable that was coming out of a socket. The socket was hanging out of the wall."
The force of the shock reportedly catapulted the youngster towards his mum and despite efforts to revive him, he died at the scene.
Elisa continued: "It was a shock, the nursery school boss and I tried to resuscitate him, we gave him mouth to mouth and performed chest compressions. But it was too late, Antonio died in my arms."
The mum is now trying to raise enough money to fly Antonio's body to Italy for burial, while the school's parents' association has set up a PayPal for donations.
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The Public Prosecutor in Frankfurt is now investigating charges of involuntary manslaughter against unknown persons who were present at this time.
Prosecutor Nadja Niesen said: "The focus of the investigation is on whether someone acted against their duty of care."
Meanwhile, mum Elisa claims building works at the nursery had been carried out, but not completed before it reopened – something local authorities in the area deny.
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She added: "Building works had been carried out and the nursery school had been closed. It then opened again, although it clearly was not finished.
"Walls had been painted and new flooring laid, and the nursery school had to be closed."
Jan Pasternak, from the Integration and Education Department in the City of Frankfurt, said: "We are not aware of any building works being carried out at the nursery school and certainly not aware of cables coming out of the walls.
"This would not be possible when the nursery school is open as normal for business."
The nursery school remains closed while investigations are ongoing.
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