[IN IMAGES] A building collapses in Marseille

[IN IMAGES] A building collapses in Marseille


A building collapsed overnight from Saturday to Sunday in the center of Marseille, France's second largest city, and emergency services are on site, police told AFP. could not specify at this stage whether victims are to be deplored. 

The streets around the building, located in a central area of ​​the city, are cordoned off and many rescuers are present, noted a photographer from the AFP on site. In some surrounding streets, dust was still floating.

“It was huge as an explosion,” Gilles, a man who preferred not to mention his last name, told AFP, but who lives in a street perpendicular to that of the collapsed building.

“A building has collapsed, help is on the spot, the cause is not determined,” said two police officials at the AFP. The firefighters could not provide any information at this stage.

In November 2018, eight people died when two buildings collapsed in another neighborhood of this southern city. France. These buildings were in a serious state of unsanitary condition.