According to the prosecution, four people were killed in a fire at their apartment in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin.
The fire broke out in an apartment located on the third floor in a Neuhof building at 5:05 a.m.
The four people who died belong to the same family.
According to the Latest News from Alsace's colleagues, the four family members "arrived in Syria from Oms, Syria, around two years ago," according to one member of the Syrian community. They had fled war.
"Rakan, a father in his fifties was a dentist, but had not been able to find work in France. Safaa, his wife, was caring for their two children, a Yaz, 8-year-old, and Mohammed, 7, respectively," said a friend and neighbor of Syrian origin.
As we walked out, we heard the screaming of mom, dad, and the children.
The fire was put out by firefighters in the early hours of the morning. According to neighbors, they arrived quickly and left the site.
"We smelled smoke. It woke us up. We went outside and heard the children screaming." Anissa, a neighbor, said that she called the fire department. 5h.
Foyer Notre-Dame, which assists asylum seekers, rented the apartment to Ophea, the social landlord.
Ophea, the social landlord, stated that this building was part a program of urban renewal and would soon be under construction.