A MUM told friends her kids were sick just hours before her two sons died and four other children were rushed to hospital in a "poisoning" incident.
A 34-year-old and man, 37, were arrested on suspicion of murder after cops were called to the home in Sheffield over concerns for their welfare.
The two boys aged 14 and 13, died after frantic attempts to resuscitate them.
Two girls, aged seven months and three years, and two younger boys — ten and 11 — were said to be doing well at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Police refused to confirm reports the victims were poisoned and post mortems are due to take place.
According to one local, the mum told friends her children were sick hours before the horror unfolded yesterday morning.
The pal told the Mirror she had said it would be a "long night" as her ill children could not "keep off the toilet".
TRAGIC FINAL MESSAGE
Just 30 minutes before the two teens died, they told a pal "we're not coming to school today" because they were "feeling sick".
The cryptic final message was put on a Nintendo Switch console at around 7am - with police scrambled minutes later over the "major incident".
Horrified neighbours yesterday told how one boy was taken away on a stretcher as paramedics frantically tried to resuscitate him.
The other children wept as they were rushed from the three-bed semi in bandages.
South Yorkshire Police today yesterday the four surviving children were "conscious" with non-life threatening injuries.
Speaking at the scene, Superintendent Paul McCurry said the children were being given "the necessary care that they need".
He added: "They will be in hospital for certainly the next few hours."
But he said despite extra officers being put on the beat to patrol the streets over the weekend, there was "no wider risk" to safety.
The boys' family have been informed and are being treated by specialist officers.