In the French Courchevel came to a fire. Two people died in the flames, people tried to escape with a jump from the window in front of the fire.
The tragedy of fire in the French Alps! Two people died in the flames during the Sunday night in Courchevel. Another 22 were injured, including four seriously. However, they are not in mortal danger, they say.
An eyewitness reports to the "BFMTV" station: "People jumped out of the window to save themselves!" Two people did not make it, their bodies were found under the rubble of the building . Their identity is still unknown.
Officials assume negligence
The fire started around 4:30 am on the third floor of a building. Approximately 60 guest workers were housed in it. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
However, there are initial hypotheses: "We can assume that the fire broke out due to negligence," said Frederic Loiseau, sub-prefect of Albertville, the "BFMTV". About 70 firefighters were in service for four hours.
Courchevel is a ski resort station in the French Alps in the Savoie department, known as the site of numerous ski competitions. The village is located about 150 kilometers from the Swiss border.