Second body found in ruins of collapsed building in Marseille


Firefighters in the southern French city of Marseille have found a second body in the ruins of two buildings that collapsed a day ago.

A spokesman for the Marseille Firefighters said a female body was recovered, in addition to a man’s body they found earlier.

Several others remain missing.

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A firefighter uses a sniffer dog to locate possible trapped people (Claude Paris/AP)

Mr Castaner said 120 police officers and 80 firefighters took part in the rescue effort, working through the night in the pile of beams and rubble.

The two buildings, one apparently vacant and the other housing apartments, collapsed Monday at 9am local time.

Authorities said the vacant building had been deemed substandard.

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Firefighters view the damage (Claude Paris/AP)

Fire crews working with sniffer dogs later brought down the remains of a third building they feared could topple over on them.

Images of the buildings before they collapsed showed that one had five floors and the other six.

In the spot where they had stood, a large gap appeared once the dust and debris settled.

Cars around Marseille’s famous Old Port on the Mediterranean Sea, were covered with thick dust.


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