A 65-year-old man died Tuesday night in Haute-Saône in the fire of his house after trying according to his wife to recover his dogs, we learned Wednesday from the prosecutor's office of Vesoul, confirming information from the regional daily L'Est Républicain.
The disaster, whose origin is not yet known, occurred in Magny, a town of about 150 inhabitants southeast of Vesoul. The inhabitants of the house, a sexagenarian and his wife, were initially able to leave their home, according to the prosecutor of the Republic of Vesoul, Arnaud Grécourt.
The wife in shock
But, according to the statements of his wife, the sexagenarian would then have returned inside to proceed to the "recovery of the dog or dogs" of the couple, said the magistrate, who could not specify if there was one or more animals and also had no information on their condition. The wife, shocked, was hospitalized in Vesoul. A gendarmerie investigation has been opened.
At the beginning of April in the Meuse, a couple drowned while trying to recover their dog that had jumped into a stream during a walk. Aged about 25, the two victims were trapped under a concrete pipe passing under a road. The dog had managed to get out of the water.