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Switzerland: French family falls from building, four dead

Switzerland: French family falls from building, four dead

Geneva | Four French people of the same family died on Thursday after apparently throwing themselves out of the sevenAnd the Police said the floor of their apartment in Montreux, Switzerland, is still under mysterious circumstances.

A fifth person – from the same family – is hospitalized.

The causes of this family tragedy that occurred early this morning in Montreux – the city on the shores of Lake Geneva – are still unknown. But according to the first elements, it happened even when exactly the gendarmes went to this apartment for the problem of educating one of the children.

The gendarmerie could not enter the apartment. Apparently at that moment this family made the decision to jump off the balcony from sevenAnd the Vaud police spokesman, Jean-Christophe Sutrell, on Swiss public radio RTS.

Selon les premières investigations, deux gendarmes se sont rendus dans l’appartement de cette famille française “pour exécuter un mandat d’amener délivré par la préfecture en lien avec la scolarisation à can domicile d’un enfanté la policeau in diisedan enfant», a police in diisedan statment.

The state relates to the father, a 40-year-old Frenchman who resides in this apartment.

The gendarmes knocked on the door and heard a voice asking who was there. And after the gendarmes announced themselves, they then heard no noise in the apartment.

Unable to contact potential residents, they left the building, but in the meantime, a witness called the police to report that people fell from the balcony of the apartment.


This witness “was present when the family members fell,” Mr. Sutrell said.

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Support teams stepped in to care for the witness, as well as people who could be affected by this tragedy, including various official responders.

In the current status of the investigation and subject to an official identification still being carried out, it appears that the five people who fell from the balcony are members of the same family of French subjects: a 41-year-old father who died, her twin sister and the couple’s 8-year-old daughter.

The 15-year-old son was taken to the hospital in a serious condition.

The Public Prosecutor opened an investigation, and entrusted the investigation to security police investigators, to find out the circumstances and causes of this tragedy.

The presence of another person in the apartment at the time of the facts may be excluded in the case of an investigation.

The events took place behind closed doors. People were in the apartment where the events took place and then fell from the balcony. Is it a fall or other circumstances, a Canton Vaud police spokesperson confirmed on the radio, this is the investigation that we will have to determine as far as we can do.

“There is a whole neighborhood investigation that will be done about the environment to try to understand how this family lives and in what conditions,” he said.

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