Sunday, August 21, 2016

Toulouse: a child dies crushed by a metal screen in a mall – Le Parisien

I l did not survive his injuries. A little 5 year old boy died Saturday after having been stuck Friday night under a metal curtain just outside the parking lot of a shopping center of Toulouse, according to information from France Bleu. Revived on the spot, the boy had been taken “absolute urgency” to Purpan Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

‘re firemen intervened Friday at 10:40 p.m. at Auchan Gramont shopping center , northeast of the city Rose. The child, with his father, brother and sister would be spent by the vehicle exit ramp to walk down in the parking lot before being trapped by the metal curtain that closed, said a source close of the investigation.

The father of the boy was to be heard by the police in particular how his child could be on the ramp for exit of vehicles normally forbidden to pedestrians. Especially as the underground car park is supposed to be closed at 22 pm, when the shops down the curtain 21:30.

The survey, entrusted to officers of the departmental security of Toulouse, is particularly rely on the operation of video surveillance of the parking lot, said the prosecutor.

Approached by AFP, officials of the shopping center could not be reached Sunday.


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