Terrifying moment pair fall from balcony after ornate railings on historic St Petersburg street give way sending them crashing onto the pavement – but both reportedly survive the plunge
- Olga Volkova and Yevgeny Karlagin fell from their balcony in Russia on Saturday
- Eye witnesses said the couple, who share a son, were arguing at around 10am
- St Petersburg authorities to consider prosecution if the balcony was in disrepair
This is the dramatic moment a couple having a row on their second floor balcony crashed through the railings and plunged onto the pavement below.
The seven-second clip shows Olga Volkova and Yevgeny Karlagin, both 35, appearing to be caught in a struggle on the floor of the balcony of their home in St Petersburg, Russia.
In the footage caught by a passerby, the couple are suddenly hurled through the railings before smashing onto the concrete below.
They were rushed to hospital with serious injuries, although they are not believed to be life-threatening.
Witnesses said the pair, who share a young son, were arguing on the balcony at around 10am on Saturday.
Eyewitness Denis told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper: ‘I was walking with my colleague and filming the historic street view.
‘I noticed the row and began to shoot when this happened.
‘Someone with medical experience was nearby, and checked their pulses, saying they had both survived.
‘We called an ambulance.’
While the man of the couple was dressed, the woman fell to the ground in her underwear with a cover wrapped around her.
Local media said they both suffered broken limbs, but that there lives were not in danger.
The St Petersburg state prosecutor’s office is looking into whether the balcony was in disrepair, which could lead to prosecution.
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