Deadly fire in Paris: Miss France, Clémence Botino, survivor and “in shock”


TESTIMONIAL – A fire left 1 dead and 13 injured in Paris during the night of Friday to Saturday. Among the people evacuated by the firefighters is Clémence Botino, Miss France 2020, who lived in the damaged building. Sylvie Tellier, director of the Miss France organization, tells what happened at LCI.

“Not injured but in shock”. Clémence Botino, Miss France 2020, is one of the survivors of the fire in a building in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. The incident, the causes of which are still unknown, claimed the life of a woman and injured thirteen others. 18 inhabitants were evacuated by the firefighters’ ladders.

“The firefighters came to free her from her balcony where she had isolated herself because she could not go down through the smoky public areas”, explains the director of the Miss France committee, joined by LCI, who specifies that the fire did not did not declare himself in the apartment of the applicant.

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“Imagine at twenty three years old, your building catches fire and you find yourself barefoot in nightwear on your balcony”, further details Sylvie Tellier who evokes an event “fairly traumatic” in which, she recalls, “a no one died, and others were injured, “including two seriously.

And to continue: “besides, the emergency services were immediately organized to regroup and welcome the victims.” Earlier, in a story posted on Instagram, Sylvie Tellier paid tribute to the firefighters.

The “uninhabitable” apartment

“It was my colleague who went to look for Clemence and who welcomed her for the night” further explains the director of the organization Miss France, stressing that she is responsible for organizing the rehousing of the young woman because the apartment occupied by many other Miss France “is uninhabitable”. An investigation is underway to determine the circumstances of the incident.

“I have been on the line with insurance companies and experts since this morning,” she explains, while adding that “between this event and the coronavirus crisis”, she will “remember the centenary year of Miss France “totally upset. “My poor Clemence really has no luck”, she adds, slipping to finish that if the Guadeloupean will be relocated without delay, she is for the time being “without scarf and without crown”, who stayed in the apartment .

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