House fire in La Trinité: a mother and her 11-year-old child died

House fire in La Trinité: a mother and her 11-year-old child died
House fire in La Trinité: a mother and her 11-year-old child died

Very heavy toll in the fire of a house this Wednesday, May 1 in the south of the Channel, in La Trinité to the south of Villedieu-les-Poêles. The 35-year-old father was transported in serious condition to the Avranches hospital center. The fire started a little before 6 a.m. in this farmhouse located at a place called Lépine. The 200 square meter home was completely smoked.

The fire started around six o’clock this Wednesday, May 1, in a farmhouse, in the town of La Trinité. © Radio France
Frédérick Thiébot

According to the senator and departmental councilor of Manche, Philippe Bas, an 11-year-old child and his 34-year-old mother died, the father, aged 35, was transported in serious condition to the Avranches hospital center. Information which was confirmed by the firefighters.

Around fifty firefighters were engaged and significant resources were mobilized, including the Civil Security Dragon 50 helicopter. The fire was extinguished before 8 a.m., but reconnaissance is underway to search for possible other people inside the house.

An investigation was opened by the gendarmerie.

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