French family of four lost their lives after falling from a seventh-floor balcony in Switzerland, police have said. A child and Three adults were declared dead in the scenario, while a teenage boy who happen to be the fifth family member was left seriously injured.
Swiss police confirmed the incident in a statement that the victims were all French citizens and members of the same family. Swiss Officers had tried to execute a warrant in connection with the home-schooling of a child shortly before the incident, they added.
“The officers knocked on the door and heard a voice asking them who was there. After announcing themselves, the officers then heard no more noise in the apartment,” the statement read. “The officers were unable to contact the potential occupants, so they left the premises. In a short time, a witness called the police to report that people had fallen from an apartment balcony.”
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A 40-year-old father, his 41-year-old wife, her twin sister, and the couple’s 8-year-old daughter died, while the 15-year-old son was hospitalized in serious condition. Authorities have opened an investigation “to determine the exact circumstances and reasons for this tragedy they said further there was no other person in the apartment at the time.
The five victims were found at around 07:00 CET on Thursday, outside a building near the lakeside city’s famed Casino Barriere. White tents were erected at the scene by Police and emergency teams while forensics investigators could be soon on the top balcony of the building.