Family killed in Yverdon fire

Yverdon (c) Yverdon-les-Bains

Family wiped out following a fire at a villa in Yverdon.

Vaud police say all five members of the same family have died. Two parents and three children.

The children, all girls, were aged 5, 9 and 13. Their mother was 40 years old and the father 45. 

The bodies still have to be formally identified. 

One witness told the press she heard an explosion and a female voice screaming for help at 6:35 this morning. 

The police are confirming an explosion was the cause of the fire – but it's unclear what caused the explosion. 

The family is said to be well known in the equestrian community. The eldest daughter was a promising rider and had already won awards. 

Police are asking for witnesses. 


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