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WorldUp to eight feared dead in Marseille building collapse

11:30  06 november  2018
11:30  06 november  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Up to eight feared dead in Marseille building collapse© Provided by AFP Rescuers worked throughout the night to look for victims in the rubble of two dilapidated apartment blocks which collapsed suddenly on Monday morning not far from the centre of the Mediterranean port city As many as eight people might have died in the southern French city of Marseille in two building collapses, officials said Tuesday after the first body was pulled out from the wreckage.

Rescuers worked throughout the night to look for victims in the rubble of two dilapidated apartment blocks which collapsed suddenly on Monday morning not far from the centre of the Mediterranean port city.

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There are between five to eight people missing, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said late Monday, with authorities trying to trace five residents and three other people who had been invited to the buildings.

"The most important is saving lives," Castaner added from the scene. "During the first clearing operations we've found some pockets of air that means we still have some hope of finding and identifying a survivor."

The first victim -- a man -- was pulled from the wreckage Tuesday, prosecutor Xavier Tarabeux said, adding that he needed to be identified.

Google Maps images taken in recent months showed the two collapsed buildings, in the working-class neighbourhood of Noailles, had had large visible cracks in their facades.

One of them had been condemned and, with its windows boarded up, was well-secured and in theory unoccupied, officials said.

Rescuers search for victims after buildings collapse in Marseille.
French rescue workers were searching into the night Monday for possible victims under the wreckage of two dilapidated buildings that suddenly collapsed in the centre of Marseille. Officials in the southern port city warned there were likely casualties after the two adjoining buildings collapsed around 9.00 am (0800 GMT), blocking the street with massive piles of rubble in a scene resembling the aftermath of an earthquake. "What's important is that there are as few deaths as possible, but we think there will be some," said Marseille Mayor Jean-Claude Gaudin.

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