Friday, January 28

Bouches-du-Rhône. 5-year-old dies in Marseille apartment fire

A 5-year-old child died on Wednesday morning from his injuries after the fire in an apartment located on the 9th floor of a building in the Rosiers district in the 14th arrondissement of Marseille informs Provence.

Among the victims extracted from the fire by the firefighters, a 2 month old baby was burned to the 3rd degree and a 6 year old girl, hit in the face was found unconscious.

A 25-year-old mother, a couple and a fourth child are also among the victims.

In all, seven people were hospitalized following the fire in this apartment in a private indebted condominium in Marseille.

“No risk factor” observed during the intervention due to a problem related to “the obsolescence” of the premises

The mayor of Marseille Benoît Payan tweeted “his deep sadness after (this) terrible tragedy”, addressing his thoughts to “the families and (to) relatives of the victims stricken with immense pain”.

A technical report had reported “disorders relating to electricity, lighting, gas networks, plumbing and elevators” on three buildings in the city, indicated at the end of July the town hall of Marseille who had obtained from the owners the realization of emergency work.

It is not known if the fire concerns one of these buildings but the marine firefighters specified “that no risk factor” was observed during the intervention due to a problem related to “the obsolescence” of the buildings. local.

The municipality had indicated in July to have carried out several interventions to detect insalubrity in the city, specifying that this action could not “constitute the only response to the problematic situation of the Rosiers which”, she said, “requires a global action and collective with all the competent housing institutions ”.

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