Police say a 36-year-old man in central Lithuania has admitted killing his two children by throwing them into a well during a domestic dispute.

Lithuanian police said Monday both the 2-year-old boy and the 6-month-old daughter drowned in the incident, which took place in the village of Savieciai in early January.

The unemployed man was not able to explain his actions to police, officials said. He faces life imprisonment if convicted.

President Dalia Grybauskaite summoned an emergency meeting of officials and police Monday. She said several recent cases of domestic violence and child abuse show that social problems are increasingly a concern in the Baltic country of 3 million.