An 81-year-old woman died, and two other people, including a child, were injured by the fall of a large tree branch on Monday in a public park in Dijon (Côte-d’Or), report our colleagues of Good public.
“For an unexplained reason, an ash branch fell from about fifteen meters high on a rosalie”, a pedal cart for several people, indicates Franck Rigolle, the director general of technical services for the metropolis of Dijon. he accident took place around 4:40 p.m. at Parc de la Colombière, a listed municipal area of 30 hectares located to the south of the city.
Several shocked people
A 78-year-old woman and a 7-year-old child who were in the rented vehicle in the park were taken care of by firefighters in a relative emergency. A 20-year-old young woman who witnessed the scene is shocked and four other people are “involved” according to the prefecture of Bourgogne Franche-Comté.
The park was quickly evacuated and a medico-psychological cell was armed. “The 3,500 trees in the park are examined regularly,” explains Franck Rigolle, who has noted heavy rains in recent days in the Burgundy capital but an absence of wind.