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Germany: 800 Mourn Death of 5 Children Allegedly Killed by Mother

BERLIN—More than 800 people came together for a memorial for the five children who were allegedly killed by their mother at their home in the western city of Solingen, the German news agency dpa reported Sunday.

Neighbors, friends and others mourning the deaths of the five young children lit candles Saturday night in front of the building where they had lived. They brought flowers, toys, and balloons with the names of the dead children: Melina, Leonie, Sophie, Timo, and Luca, dpa reported.

“Its hard to mourn on your own, to express your sadness,” Hans-Peter Harbecke, a neighborhood organizer, told public broadcaster WDR. “Its easier when youre together, its more intensive as a community.”

five balloons with the names of the five killed children
five balloons with the names of the five killed children
Lord Mayor Tim Kurzbach, left, and neighbours let five balloons with the names of the five killed children rise in front of the familys house as an expression of their grief in Solingen, Germany, on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (Roberto Pfeil/dpa via AP)

Prosecutors have charged the 27-year-old mother of the five children, who were found dead at their home on Thursday, with murder. The killings have caused widespread shock in Germany.

Investigators have said that postmortem examinations on the children, who were between 1 to 8 years old, showed signs of sedation and suffocation, but it was still unclear how exactly they died.

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