FOUR boys were horrifically crushed to death after the roof of their house collapsed under the weight of five tonnes of rubble.
Brothers Santino Hardoy, 10, Lorenzo del Río, six, and four-year-old twins Benicio and Noah Nisi, died in the tragedy.
Their devastated mother Pamela Nisi, 37, has told of her heartbreak after her builder boyfriend left heavy materials on the roof which led to its collapse.
She sobbed: “My four children have died, I feel like I’m dying.
“I don’t want to live anymore. My twins Benicio and Noah, and Lolo and Santino all went to Heaven.
“They left me, mummy’s angels. Tell me it’s all just a nightmare. For God’s sake, my children, no”
She added: “Who can take this pain away from me?
“I can’t take it anymore. Why is life so unfair to me? I miss you my Lolo, my Santi and my babies.”
The roof collapsed after several tons of rubble and materials were deposited on it during building works to expand the house, according to reports.
As a result, the mother’s 51-year-old boyfriend, named as Daniel López – who was said to be carrying out the DIY work – has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.
The family only moved into Daniel’s house two weeks before tragedy struck.
A fifth brother named Valentine, 15, who was outside the room where his four siblings were crushed, notified the emergency services following the incident.
The four lads were killed at their home in El Jagüel, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, on the morning of 9 January.
According to reports, three boys were killed on the spot while the other died en route to the Santamarina Hospital.
The twins were reportedly sleeping while Santino Hardoy and Lorenzo del Río were playing with their phones in bed.
According to reports, Pamela had six children with four different partners. She only met Daniel recently, and he helped her a lot with the young twins.
Santino’s father Pablo Ezequiel told local media: “On Sunday, they put rubble on the roof and we believe that’s why the structure gave way.
“They wanted to clear the patio and instead of putting it on the street, they put it on the roof. That weight – we think – made it collapse.”
Meanwhile, family members and neighbours have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the victims’ funeral expenses.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.