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Family drama in the Canton of St. Gallen

In the night on Thursday broke out in a detached house in Jonschwil, Canton of St. Gallen on the wild mountain road a fire. Law enforcement authorities believe that arson is in the game.

This is the police Department of the Canton of St. Gallen announced on Thursday morning in a media release. Accordingly, the owner of the house continued after a quarrel with his wife, the house allegedly in a fire.

The 38-year-old woman was able to leave the house unharmed. The 72-year-old man escaped with his car. He was addressed in the course of the night with a weapon, it was said more in the Communiqué. Despite immediate medical care, and despite a line-up of the Rega, the man had died.

The house had stood when the arrival of the rescue forces are in full fire. For safety reasons, and as a result of strong development of Smoke were evacuated, according to police, the residents of the neighboring houses for a short time. Three members of the fire brigade had to be treated due to flue gas poisoning in the hospital.

The competence center forensics of the police Department of the Canton of St. Gallen had been charged with the forensics. At the house, a property was, according to the police report, the loss of several hundred thousand francs. (anf/sda)

Created: 20.06.2019, 06:51 PM

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