Fire in a cottage in Alsace: Two investigating judges seized to investigate the tragedy

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horror The judicial investigation was opened on Monday for manslaughter and involuntary injury aggravated by the breach of an obligation of security or prudence

Fire in a gît in Alsace : Two investigating judges seized to investigate the tragedy

Eleven people died in the gite fire; on August 9, in Wintzenheim. — Yugo CHAVEZ/SIPA

Two investigating judges were seized to investigate the fire of a guesthouse. Wintzenheim (Haut-Rhin), where died, on August 9, ten adults with mild disabilities and their companion, indicated on Tuesday the Paris prosecutor's office, solicited by AFP. The judicial investigation, opened Monday for homicides and involuntary injuries aggravated by the violation of a security obligation. or prudence, must make it possible to establish the cause of the fire, as well as the possible penal or civil responsibilities of the various actors: owner of the lodging, associations, pr  ;fecture having granted; a temporary approval… The investigators collect in particular the various documents making it possible to check the conformity. – or not – of accommodation, clarified parquet.

On Wednesday August 9, 28 people were present when the fire at this gite, a renovated barn. Those living on the ground floor came out unscathed, like five housed on the upper floors. Eleven others perished. The ten holidaymakers with a disability who died were aged 23 to 24 years old. around fifty years old. Their names were Jennifer, Claude, Jimmy, Jérôme, Marcelle, Laure, Fatima, Jérôme, Régis and Christelle. An attendant also lost his life.

The cottage had not been declared, according to the municipality

In Amnéville in Moselle, a mass was famous for four victims who resided in the department, including Fatima. Her brother coyly described her to AFP as a woman “loving life, gone too soon”.

According to the town hall of Wintzenheim, the gite, a renovated barn, had not been renovated. declared by its owner. The Safety Commission Nor had it been solicited, indicated the Colmar public prosecutor's office, which had opened an initial investigation before divesting itself in favor of the collective accident center in Paris, due to the complexity of the case. of the case.

At the same time, social affairs also launched a investigations. The results of the General Inspectorate of Social Affairs (Igas) are expected “beginning of September” Monday the Minister in charge of Disabled Persons, Fadila Khattabi. She clarified; that the two organizations managing trips adapted for disabled people “had an approval at the time of the tragedy. One of the two had his extended. temporarily”.