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Fire in Strasbourg: electrical failure ruled out, two people in police custody

2020-02-28T08:00:49.481Z



The " first observations " of the experts after the fire of a building in Strasbourg which left five dead, on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, " tend to rule out the hypothesis of a simple electrical failure ", announced the parquet floor in a press release, suggesting the possibility of a criminal track.

Read also: Five dead and seven injured in a fire in Strasbourg

Prosecutor Yolande Renzi confirmed that " two individuals were arrested near the scene and placed in police custody overnight ", adding that they were heard for " destruction of property by dangerous means for people who resulted in death ”. " Their hearings are underway to determine their possible participation in the facts, " she said in the press release.

The investigation, initially entrusted to the Departmental Security, now associates the Strasbourg Judicial Police " because of the complexity of the investigations to be carried out, " added the magistrate.

Three men and two women died in the fire that started around 1:00 am Thursday in a 1970s building near Strasbourg train station, and seven others were hospitalized in " relative emergency ".

Source: lefigaro

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