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Fire near Strasbourg: "The flames, the smoke, it was horrible"

2019-09-03T11:41:06.941Z

While a fire broke out in the night from Monday to Tuesday, in Schiltigheim, near Strasbourg. A neighbor and friend of the victims, all members of a family of Central African origin, testifies about Europe 1. & nbsp;



While a fire broke out in the night from Monday to Tuesday, in Schiltigheim, near Strasbourg. A neighbor and friend of the victims, all members of a family of Central African origin, testifies about Europe 1.

TESTIMONIAL EUROPE 1

Near Strasbourg, last night in Schiltigheim, a fire broke out and caused the death of an eleven-year-old child. Of the victims, eight people were injured and are "in relative emergency," according to firefighters. The people concerned are all part of the same family of Central African origin. To escape the flames, the mother and her children all jumped from the first floor. A neighbor and family friend, who saw the scene, testifies at the microphone of Europe 1.

"I started calling the mother and the other children, and there I met a child, Josephine, and I asked her, 'Mom, where is she?'," She says. "She said to me, 'Mom, she is lying on the floor because she too has jumped out the window.' I ran to her and shouted, 'What's going on?', And she told me that the house had caught fire. "

She said to me, 'Mael, he's dead'

"She also told me, 'Mael, he's dead,' because he was lying on the couch while everyone was out," she recalls. "There, I see the other children on the roof, she told me to look after the other children and she said, 'know that I do not think Mael is still alive.' The flames, the smoke, was awful, it started from the bottom and it took in the living room. "

In this building, the fire was controlled around 7 o'clock. "The operations of extinguishing then of cut will be of long duration", warned the firemen. "Our progress inside the building is extremely complicated, extremely slow.The fire is currently in the floors, we have several fire starts that are treated as and when," told AFP Commander Sebastien Rossi.

Source: europe1

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