Sixth body found under collapsed buildings in French city of Marseille


FILE PHOTO: French rescue workers are seen near rubble after buildings collapsed in central Marseille, France, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) – The body of a sixth victim has been found in the rubble of two dilapidated buildings that collapsed this week in the city of Marseille, said a public prosecutor official on Wednesday.

The buildings collapsed on Monday morning. Emergency services combing through the rubble have now found the bodies of four men and two women.

Authorities had initially said that up to eight people might have been buried in the debris.

Rescue teams said their work had been complicated since the collapse had destabilized other nearby buildings in the street, which lies not far from the city’s historic Old Port area.

Authorities said they were looking into what caused the collapse of the buildings, described by residents of the area as dilapidated and in need of repair.

Reporting by Jean-François Rosnoblet; Additional reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; editing by Michel Rose

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

About 250,000 without power in U.S. southeast after storm
Accused Russian agent Butina poised to plead guilty-court filing
Pompeo says new Mexican government ‘great’ on immigration: Fox
‘Who are you calling ‘nebulous’?’ May presses testy EU for Brexit help
Mexico to invest $30 billion to boost growth, stem migration, foreign minister says

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *