It was 11:38 p.m. Thursday evening, when the firefighters of Frévent and Pas-en-Artois deployed to rescue two people in the town of Souich, a village of 150 inhabitants in the south of Pas-de-Calais, according to information from La Voix du Nord.
A seriously injured 40-year-old woman with knives succumbed to her injuries.
A man, the spouse and suspected suspect, is also injured and was transported to the Arras hospital center, according to the Nordic daily.
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Two children on the scene
The family drama, a potential new feminicide, took place in the presence of a 12-year-old child, extremely shocked and immediately taken care of by the firefighters on their arrival.
He was evacuated to Arras with his 18-year-old older brother, who joined him at home.
An investigation has been opened.