A neighbourhood in France is in shock after a woman, identified by Martinique.France Antilles as a national of Martinique, killed her two children and then committed suicide.
According to news reports, the children were aged 7 months and 8 years.
Le Parisien reported that the 30 year old mother and her two daughters lived in the community of Saint-Germain-lès-Arpagon in Esonne, France.
The woman is reported to have used a knife to kill the children.
She then used the weapon on herself in the incident which occurred between Saturday night and Sunday.
BFM TV quoted a relative as saying that the mother had confessed that she wanted to end her life.
And when they went to intervene, they found the bodies of the mother and the two young daughters.
But shocked neighbours told local media that the mother was always smiling and appeared to adore her children.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.