At least 19 dead in highway collapse in southern country

At least 19 dead in highway collapse in southern country
At least 19 dead in highway collapse in southern country

AFP

Four dead in two fires in buildings in Paris

Four people died in two fires which broke out during the night from Monday to Tuesday in two separate buildings in Paris, we learned from police sources and the Paris prosecutor’s office. Three people were found dead shortly before 8:00 a.m. in an attic apartment on the 7th floor of a building located on boulevard desItaliens, in the 2nd arrondissement, in the center of the capital. The fire “started at 4:37 a.m.”, the firefighters intervened “in less than ten minutes ” and carried out “a very dangerous rescue of a person who was staying in a maid’s room, through a very narrow window”, greeted the prefect of police Laurent Nuñez during a press briefing. In total, 180 firefighters were mobilized. The three deceased victims “have not yet been identified” and the judicial police have been contacted to determine the causes of the fire which “mainly spread through the stairwell “, specified the prefect of police. The victims “were not able to get out through the window because of the anti-intrusion bars to prevent burglaries coming from the roof”, reported to AFP the mayor of the district Ariel Weil “Around ten other people housed on the same floor were able to be saved by the firefighters who intervened through the roof”, added the councilor. According to Mr. Weil and the police Source, the trace of a gas leak at the The origin of the fire is being considered. Furthermore, the prefect of police and the Paris prosecutor’s office added that another fatal fire occurred around 2:30 a.m. in the 15th arrondissement, in the southwest of the capital. A person aged around sixty was found dead, another is in absolute emergency and two are in relative emergency,” detailed the prosecution. “In the same apartment, we evacuated a person whose prognosis vital is very involved”, specified Laurent Nuñez, referring to an “accidental” possibility. The deceased person is a woman, according to another police Source, who specifies that “the fire seems to have started” in her home. An investigation in search of the causes of death and injuries was entrusted to the police station of the 15th arrondissement.pyv-egn-gd-aco-alh/cal/dch   

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