Marseille building collapse

Updated: 11/11/2018 4:44:45 AM
Part of a balcony gave way in Marseille during a march to pay tribute to the victims of a deadly building collapse in Marseille.
It happened as thousands turned out to honor the eight people who died when two structures came crashing down on Monday (November 5).
Firefighters said three people were injured in the balcony incident on Saturday (November 10).
Source: DORRIS
Updated: 11/9/2018 3:49:48 AM
The body of a seventh victim has been found in the wreckage of two dilapidated buildings that collapsed this week in the city of Marseille, said the city's mayor Jean-Claude Gaudin and fire brigade services.
Source: DORRIS

Published Thursday, November 8, 2018

Two buildings have collapsed side by side in the French city of Marseille, injuring at least two people.

Both buildings collapsed mid-morning on Monday on Rue d'Aubagne near the city's historic old port.

Local mayor Sabine Bernasconi told French media that one building was supposed to be vacant, but emergency workers were searching for any possible casualties under the rubble.

French broadcaster BFMTV said a third building was also at risk of collapse.

In a tweet, the regional authority said police and firefighters were both at work at the site and urged Marseilles residents to avoid the area.
Source: DORRIS

Marseille building collapse Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Yellow
Category: Other
Response: Avoid
Severity: Moderate
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 8
Injured: 5

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