2 Dead, 9 Injured As Building Collapses In France

France building collapse

Not less than two people died while nine others were injured when an apartment building in the French city of Reims collapsed Sunday after a suspected gas explosion, authorities said, leaving people trapped under debris.

A spokesman for the city’s firefighting department said in a provisional toll after the accident “Two people died and nine were hurt”.

Local authorities said the “probable” cause of the collapse of the four-storey building in the heart of the Champagne region was a gas explosion.

Sources said victims were still buried under the rubble of the building, but rescue workers are working hard to rescue them.


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