Photos that surfaced online showed the terrifying moment a couple smashed through their balcony railings and plunged 25ft to the pavement below after having a row.
Footage shows Olga Volkova and Yevgeny Karlagin, both 35, struggling on the floor of the second-floor balcony of their home in St Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday morning.
While the pair were arguing, they smashed into the balcony railings which suddenly broke and caused the couple to fall onto the concrete below.
Ms Volkova was wearing underwear with a robe or blanket wrapped around her when they fell, while Mr Karlagin was fully dressed.
The pair were rushed to hospital with “serious” injuries, reported local media.
Both are said to have suffered broken limbs but they are not in a critical condition.