March 22, 2023

Four people died this Saturday in the fire at their home in Trans, Mayenne, according to information from the Laval prosecutor’s office sent to AFP.

A fatal fire in Trans, in the north of Mayenne. On the evening of Saturday, January 28, four people were killed in the fire of their house, the Laval prosecutor’s office announced on Sunday.

According to initial information communicated to AFP, three children could be among the four people who died.

A 42-year-old man and a two-year-old child were pulled from the burning house which “was occupied by a family consisting of a couple and four children aged 13, four, three and two,” the report said. a press release the prosecutor of the Republic of Laval, Anne-Lyse Jarthon.

If the days of the child are not in danger, the father has meanwhile been “helicoptered in a state of absolute emergency and his vital prognosis is engaged”, specifies the press release.

Significant emergency resources were deployed and several hours were needed to control and put an end to the fire, adds the prosecution.

The four still unidentified bodies

The four other dead bodies, discovered inside the house once the fire was brought under control, have not yet been formally identified. “It could be the other members of the family, namely the 37-year-old woman, and the three children aged 13, four and three,” continued the prosecutor.

Autopsies of the deceased will be carried out on Tuesday by the forensic institute of Angers.

An investigation has been opened to clarify the circumstances of this tragedy but “the first investigations suggest as it stands that this fire could have an accidental origin”, according to the prosecutor of Laval.

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