Teenager dies during fire in Greater BH | Minas Gerais

Teenager dies during fire in Greater BH | Minas Gerais
Teenager dies during fire in Greater BH | Minas Gerais
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1 of 1 Fire Department fought a fire in an apartment in Lagoa Santa, Greater BH — Photo: Divulgação/CBMMG
Firefighters fought a fire in an apartment in Lagoa Santa, Greater BH — Photo: Divulgação/CBMMG

A 15-year-old teenager died during a fire in an apartment, on Friday afternoon (2), in the Lundcéia neighborhood, in Lagoa Santa, in Greater BH. According to the Fire Department, The suspicion is that the young woman was poisoned after inhaling a lot of smoke.

The fire started around 5pm It is It is not known what caused the flames. According to the corporation, the victim was found in the bathroom, lifeless.

“Entering the bathroom and closing themselves in is a common behavior of people trying to escape a fire. However, in the bathroom, as it is smaller and the ventilation is also smaller, people end up dying not from the fire, but from the smoke”, explained Lieutenant Elias Cristovam de Souza Júnior.

Despite the hypothesis raised by firefighters, The causes of the fire are still being investigated by the Civil Policewhich sent a forensic team to the scene.

In total, four Fire Department vehicles were mobilized to fight the fire. The Military Police were also called to support the incident.

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