Accident on A7: Five children burned in the family car in the South of France

A terrible road accident with five dead children have shaken France. "We can't recall such a tragic accident with five dead children," said the prefect of th

Accident on A7: Five children burned in the family car in the South of France

A terrible road accident with five dead children have shaken France. "We can't recall such a tragic accident with five dead children," said the prefect of the Prefecture of Drôme in the South of France, Hugues Moutouh, on Tuesday the station France info. The family was off on Monday evening North of the city of Valence with your van, Renault's compact MPV, from the A7 motorway. The first findings after the car had caught fire.

In the car, nine people sat in total – all of the victims belong to the same family from Vénissieux, a suburb of Lyon, as the French media unanimously reported. It is therefore, a couple with four children and sister-in-law of the husband and their two children. Five children under the age of 3 and 14 years of age died in the accident. The bodies of the dead children, however, were burned so severely that identification was difficult, said the competent Prosecutor Alex Perrin. The four other passengers were rescued from the burning car and seriously injured brought to the hospital.

The car should have caught fire before it had rolled over, reported to the prefect Moutouh. This would show surveillance videos. "You can see smoke, the vehicle begins to catch fire. Obviously the driver was trying to get to the stand strip. But the brakes did not work.“ Similarly, Perrin said. The driver lost control. Before he was unconscious, I reported to the driver and witnesses of a Problem with the brakes.

the minibus was also really only room for seven people. But this was not likely the cause of the accident, so Perrin.

Updated Date: 21 July 2020, 07:19

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