In the area of the attack in Beersheba, a fire occurred in the eight-story building. The fire was in an apartment owned by a large family.
Mother and eight children were home when the fire started. 10th Israeli television channel reported that the mother managed to get out of the apartment four children.
10-year-old girl ran out onto the balcony when the apartment is located became impossible, and the exit to the stairs was cut off by fire. Neighbors living two floors below me, stretched out on his balcony, a blanket, and persuaded the girl to jump down. This moment was captured on video from a home located across the street. In the video you can see that the girl managed to conquer fear and jump down.
Press ambulance service «Magen David Adom» said the girl and mother in a state of moderate severity was taken to the hospital, «Soroka». Both suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning and injuries.
Later, firefighters carried out of the burning apartment and two year-old girl. She wasn’t breathing and she didn’t have a pulse. The paramedics began resuscitation on the way to the hospital. But to save the child’s life failed. The girl was dead.
Firefighters also found under the bed in one of the rooms hiding there four boys. It is also taken to the hospital in critical condition.
20:15 fire service said that firefighters and rescuers continue search operation. Presumably, in the apartment can be another child.
Fire Department beer Sheva formed a Commission of inquiry, which is investigating the causes of the fire.
10-th channel ITV reported that, according to his mother, shortly before a fire the children were playing with matches and candles. However, neighbours claimed to have heard the explosion, which occurred in the apartment of a large family.
The investigation revealed that at the moment of ignition in apartment there was another person: a worker, who was invited for repair of furniture.