An 11-year-old child died and eleven people were injured in a violent fire that ravaged, on the night of Monday to Tuesday, a HLM Schiltigheim, in the northern suburbs of Strasbourg


Confessions, 24 hours after the dramatic Schiltigheim fire. The suspect arrested Tuesday morning by the police admitted, that night, in custody in Strasbourg, to have intentionally set fire to the half-timbered building that burned in the night from Monday to Tuesday. An 11-year-old child died in this fire.

Contrary to what the investigators thought at first, there is no racist motive. It would be rather "the work" of a drunken young man already known by the police for arson.