Girls, aged five, slip out of nursery unnoticed into bitter Siberian winter
Two five-year-old girls who left their nursery in Siberia in bitterly cold temperatures unnoticed by their teachers have been found.
The two, who wanted to surprise their parents, suffered frostbite and hypothermia.
They walked home on one of the coldest days of the year in temperatures of -45C (-49F).
They were caught on camera as they slipped out - one clutching a cuddly toy and with no mittens on.
, the Siberian Times reports.
Her mother, Evdokia Kutukova, said: "Three of her fingers froze hard. She is crying.
"The children are still in shock."
She noticed her daughter Lena had gone missing in the village of Namtsy when she went to the nursery to collect her and saw her coat was missing.
She raised the alarm with staff, and then it was noticed her daughter's best friend, who has not been named, was also missing. Her parents did not know where she was either.
But Ms Kutukova said the family's grandfather then called to say Lena had just arrived home, alone, in tears and frozen.