Terrifying moment couple plunge from 25ft balcony during heated argument

Shocked onlookers watched in horror as a couple fell 25ft after balcony railings gave way.

They were reportedly having a row on as they fell from the second floor of the building in St Petersburg, Russia, and plummeted onto the pavement below.

An eyewitness caught the horrifying moment the couple crashed through the railings on video.

Olga Volkova and Yevgeny Karlagin, both 35, were rushed to hospital and were undergoing surgery after sustaining "serious" but not life-threatening injuries.

The shocking footage shows the railing gives way as it falls onto a car, setting off the alarms, as the couple fall backwards onto the concrete floor with a sickening thud.

A passerby with medical experience came to check on the couple and saw that both still had a pulse.

Reports from people at the scene suggest that the couple were having an angry dispute on the balcony of their home at around 10am on Saturday, May 29.

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."

The man was wearing day clothes when he fell, and the woman was in underwear with a cover wrapped around her.

The couple has a young son but it is not known whether he was at home at the time of the incident.

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Reports said both had suffered broken limbs but their lives were not in danger.

The St Petersburg state prosecutor’s office is investigating the safety of the balcony.

They are checking to see whether the balcony was in poor repair, which could lead to prosecution in the future if it is found the incident occurred due to the structure being unsafe.

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