Collapsing buildings in Marseille: a 3rd body found in the rubble

Two buildings collapsed

A third building, number 67, partially crumbled a few hours later. "People died for nothing even though we knew", he added. Previously, the government said that under the debris may be from five to eight people. One of them had been condemned and, with its windows boarded up, was well-secured and in theory unoccupied, officials said.

Marseille prosecutor Xavier Tabareux said the body of a woman was recovered after three other dead people - two men and a woman - were found in the rubble earlier yesterday.

A local resident, Toufik Ben Rhouma, blamed Marseille city hall for the disaster.

The news service reports that nine of that building's 10 units were occupied, with a shop filling the lower level. Images taken before the collapse show large cracks in the facade of number 63; a former resident, retired college lecturer Mark Mason, told the Guardian he had been forced to sell his flat in the building to the council in 2012 under a compulsory purchase order after the first storey floor collapsed and chunks of masonry began falling from the building.

A young bar waiter, with tears in his eyes, watched the scene and anxious about an Italian woman who lived in the building.

"She was a great girl, she used to come and study at the bar", he said, without giving his name.

Authorities have not revealed the identities of the victims, and several other people remain missing.

"The walls had been moving for several weeks and cracks had appeared", the 25-year-old philosophy student said. "It could have been me", she said.

"It could have been me", she added, visibly shaken.

We will remind, the incident occurred on the morning of November 5, Aubagne street in the Central part of Marseille.

The neighbourhood is home to many buildings in a similarly dilapidated condition, some of them run by slum landlords.

Marseille authorities launched a vast upgrade plan for the city centre in 2011. A 2015 report by the government found that 100,000 residents of Marseille "were living in housing that was unsafe to their health or security", according to AFP.

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