investigators are looking for the perpetrator of the arson which caused the death of a resident in a home for migrant workers at Boulogne (Hauts-de-Seine). A facility is run-down and overcrowded.
Dince a few years, in Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine), it was feared that does not happen-disaster in the home run down the National road. A man has died in the night from Thursday to Friday. Terrible consequence of the fire of criminal origin, which damaged the entrance hall of one of the two buildings opened in the 1970s to house migrant workers. Mainly of the workers from sub-saharan Africa, the oldest of which have worked on the chains of the Renault factories have disappeared today.
” Around 3 hours, a guy saw the flames on the door and called the fire department, evidenced by Bakary Cissokho, representative of the residents. All the world was sleeping. Panicked, the two men jumped from the 5e and 2e floor of one of the buildings, the dilapidation is surprising in this modern neighbourhood in the process of completion. The first has been unsuccessful in the morning after a cardio-respiratory arrest. “It is a Malian forty years “, ahead of Bakary Cissokho. The second is in a critical state.
” Thirteen other injured passengers lighter, have been identified, some of which have been hospitalized, states the prosecutor of Nanterre. Three hundred or so people were evacuated by the emergency services during the fire. “The seventy firefighters deployed on the scene and controlled the flames shortly before 5 o’clock.
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The intentional act appears to be no doubt. The agents of the police technical and scientific have collected traces of hydrocarbons in the vestibule, the walls blackened with soot. However, it is not yet to say what may have motivated the arsonist. “It is a home that is the problem, with activities and restaurants illegal. The atmosphere is deleterious with scuffles between residents, and traffic “, showed one yesterday at the ministry of the Interior. And the trail of racist acts seemed to be ruled out. “Investigations are continuing with auditions and analysis “, stated yesterday the public prosecutor of Nanterre, stating that the investigators had made no arrests.
This tragedy calls into question the very existence of the institution, promised to demolition “in the medium term,” loose-t-to the prefecture of the Hauts-de-Seine. “The State and Coallia (editor’s NOTE : the manager of the household) should take their responsibilities and to close this residence,” insists Pierre-Christophe baguet deputy, the mayor (LR) of Boulogne. “The responsibility of Coallia is committed” hits Pierre Gaborit, city councillor (PS).
Planned to accommodate 328 persons, the two buildings connected by a court would actually 750, according to the authorities. “We live with the doors not secure, leading-edge Bakary Cissokho. “To go back, the residents have a badge, but the system is constantly vandalized,” defends Alain Lounass, the director-operations of the social sector in Coallia.
on The 24th of may last, a response the morning of the police and of the Direction départementale de la protection des populations (DDPP) had put an end to the activity of a restaurant underground. Residents and outside clients came in for restore for the modest sum of € 2. Spoiled food, cooks without a contract of employment, hygiene deplorable… The inspectors had compiled the offences.
Since then, the tenants do décolèrent not against Coallia. They have declared a rent strike. “We have no hot water, no gas “, plague Bakary Cissokho in the eyes of some residents who have been able to return to their rented room on average 390 € per month. Coallia confirms the need to demolish these homes no longer meet the current standards. “It will be necessary for it to make places available elsewhere,” warns Alain Lounass.