Two buildings in the heart of the French city of Marseille Monday collapsed. More than forty rescue workers, and eighteen vehicles were on the spot to victims to find. Ten persons are missing.
According to the French minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner, that Monday evening arrived on the scene, there are eight people in the buildings were. Possible were also two passers-by buried. Castaner said ‘little to be optimistic about the situation’.
The minister spoke of ‘a drama’ and also called for the residents that are located elsewhere should be on order as soon as possible to report. “For as long as there is doubt, we will continue to search’.
Castaner and his colleague Julien Denormandie, who is responsible for Cities and Housing, have Monday evening a meeting with the prefect and the emergency services in Marseille. Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. they have to make a new balance sheet.
Daughter not go to school
It is still unclear why the two buildings of four and five floors, the famous Rue d’Aubagne, close to the old port of Marseille, suddenly collapsed. One of the houses was in accordance with the local government as uninhabitable declared and the collapse may be the result of a gas explosion.
Two persons were slightly wounded from the other house, that was inhabited, extracted.
The missing is a woman that her daughter did not pick up is at school and another woman ‘who never buitenkwam from her house”, sounds.
The fire department has Monday night a third building, that was heavily damaged was controlled demolition.