Two children aged 4 and 7 died in a car fire, the father was hospitalized

Around 9am this Monday morning, Béthune police officers were alerted to rescue a suicidal man. He is said to have set his car on fire. Inside were their two children, two boys aged 4 and 7.




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It’s 9 a.m. when the police are called by residents who saw a burning car after detonations. A suicidal man would have set fire to his car on rue du Courant d’Eau in Vaudricourt.



When they arrive, they see the 50-year-old man burning about ten meters from the Audi station wagon. Badly burned, they take care of him and immediately dial 18 to call the fire brigade. Then he tells them that Your two children are inside of the vehicle. But impossible for the police to intervene in the burning car. ” He stated he set the vehicle on fire, got in before changing his mind and leaving the burning vehicle alone. said prosecutor Thierry Dran. In December 2006 he lost a 5-year-old child who died of sudden cardiac arrest as a result of a medical error at the Jacques Cartier Hospital in Massy.

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Taken to Lille CHR

The Béthune fire brigade very quickly sent significant resources to extinguish the fire. The bodies of the two children two boys aged 4 and 7 years, are inside as stated by the father. The latter was medicated and sedated by the doctors of the SMUR of Béthune for a long time before becoming taken to the incineration unit of the CHR de Lille around 10:45 am” His state of health does not allow us to hear him about the facts for the time being ‘ the prosecutor’s office said.

A judicial police officer was responsible for breaking the terrible news to the mother of the two children. She was accompanied by a paramedic from the fire department and an ambulance.

Since then, the Rue du Courant d’Eau has been completely closed to traffic. Police officers and members of the technical and scientific police establish findings for investigative purposes. The bodies of the two small victims were to be taken to the Lille forensic institute.

The members of the technical and scientific police have made the findings for the opened investigations.  PHOTO «THE VOICE»
The members of the technical and scientific police have made the findings for the opened investigations. PHOTO «THE VOICE»

According to the initial findings of the investigation, the father, who lives in Fouquières-lès-Béthune, had to take his two children to school in Drouvin-le-Marais. On the way he stopped in the small street at the entrance to Vaudricourt.

Deputy Prosecutor Virginie Valton, Deputy Prefect Chantal Ambroise and Commissioner Jean-Philippe Madec went to the scene of the tragedy, all scarred by the tragedy, like the police and firefighters.

Having suicidal thoughts is not trivial. Professionals are at your disposal in hospitals or in medical-psychological centers. Do not hesitate to contact the national suicide prevention number 3114 (24/24, 7/7, free call) or call a listener hotline such as Suicide Listening (01 45 39 40 00) or SOS Friendship (09 72 39 40 50) . Or Fil santé jeunes, an anonymous and free number, on 0800 235 236, every day from 9am to 11pm.


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