Turk dies in fire in French town
Screen captured from Doğan news agency video.A 50-year-old Turkish man has died in a fire that broke out early today in a house inhabited by Turks, in the eastern French town of Mutzig, near Strasbourg.
Sebahattin Uçar’s wife and their five children were taken to hospital because of smoke inhalation.
Firefighters who conducted investigations at the house said the cause of the fire was likely a flame that jumped from the fireplace. Nuri Yılmaz and Oktay Murat, Turkish neighbors of the Uçar family, have evacuated the apartment at the first floor with the help of latter. Yılmaz said that two children of Uçar family who have jumped down from a window in the opposite side of the apartment were saved by a crowd who came to help. Sebahattin Uçar’s body will be sent to Balıkesir to be buried.