A little more than 24 hours after the crash of the A320 in the massive Three bishoprics of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the village of Seyne-les-Alpes, chosen by the authorities as a basis for organizing relief and reception of relatives of victims of the disaster, has evolved over the course of Wednesday morning genuine fortified camp.
In addition to the continual ballet of helicopters, which continue their rotations to route investigators to the scene of the tragedy, a swarm of mobile police truck, motorcycle, police cars and fire vans came crisscross the scene and secure the area where the leaders were expected Spanish government, French and German in the early afternoon.
The inhabitants of this usually peaceful village, have to show their credentials to reach their homes. “I’ve never seen the village like that,” Martine is surprised that, since its installation there nearly ten years, observes in regrets, Seyne wane gradually. “The premises are leaving, and shops close one after the other. It’s a beautiful area, unfortunately not enough known to tourists … It’s sad that this has become a place synonymous with mourning. “
Like her, most people express their solidarity against tragedy victims’ families live. In addition to the holiday home requisitions and hotels around, fifteen people in Seyne, but also the villages of the valley, spontaneously offered in the morning to host the families of victims. A gesture “instinctive” for Marie-Claude Imbert, a pensioner who has available a guest room. “The mourning all families go through there at one time or another … I just tell myself that if I were something like that, I’d like some help too. It’s little, but that’s the least of it. “
Jacqueline and Emile Laraire, 72 both, immediately offered a whole apartment, adjacent to their home, they usually rent summer. “We talked last night both, and it came naturally,” explains Jacqueline, whose house, in the town center, directly faces the bereaved mountain. “To say that this little piece of paradise has become a place of so much suffering …” she sighs. “The mountain is a dangerous place, avalanches known, hiking accidents, says her husband, but such a catastrophe, we could never have imagined.”
For now, the couple do not know if it will welcome indeed relatives of victims. Already, Jacqueline and Emile opened the shutters, airy and on the heater in case. As for the pain of their potential hosts, they are preparing to cope. “You know, we also lost a son 20 years, Jacqueline slides. Certainly not in the same conditions, but there is a common pain with these people, that of losing a loved one. It is perhaps this that hit us in the heart. “
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