Family & Pets
“R.I.P Twin Angels of Brisbane”: Image released of 6-week-old sisters
A tribute has been paid to the Brisbane twins who died in a suspected co-sleeping accident.
The six-week-old girls Violet and Indiana were found unconscious in their mother’s bed in Sunnybank Hills last Wednesday. One of the sisters died at the scene and the other was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but passed away the following day.
Their deaths are not being treated as suspicious.
“Preliminary investigations suggest the babies were sleeping together throughout the night and were discovered unresponsive in the morning,” police said.
A GoFundMe page titled “R.I.P Twin Angels of Brisbane” has been set up by family friend Kieran Garratt with an appeal for donations to cover the twins’ funeral costs.
“Violet and Indiana were tragically lost this week in Brisbane. They leave behind a big sister, big brother and two heartbroken parents,” Garratt wrote on the page.
“My wife Sylvia and myself, Kieran, are setting this up to ease the huge stress and weight of their burden.”
The page has so far raised over $7,900.
Garratt told ABC that the family is in grief. “They’re not holding up well at all. It’s a type of grief I’ve never dealt with or experienced before,” he said.
“I didn’t know what to do. There’s really nothing you can say or do that will help in a situation like this.”
The twins’ grandfather said one of the most difficult things would be explaining to the surviving children about their sisters’ death.
“It’s every parent’s worst nightmare what they are facing... they’ve been through hell,” he told Daily Mail Australia.
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