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    Fire Brigades and Police at Site of Building's Collapse in Marseille

    Two Buildings Collapse in Marseille, 2 Injured - French Authorities (PHOTO)

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    Fire brigades and police have already arrived on the scene and started to inspect the collapsed buildings in Marseille.

    Two buildings have collapsed in the city of Marseille on the southern coast of France, according to local authorities. The tragedy has left at least two people injured, according to AFP. 

    The administration of Bouches-du-Rhône, the department in which the city is located, has tweeted photos of the destroyed buildings.

    The five-story residential buildings, located on Rue d'Aubagne, collapsed at around 9:00 a.m. local time (8:00 GMT). The national police have advised local residents to avoid the area. 

    According to France Info, a local news portal, the residential buildings at 63 and 65 Rue d'Aubagne shared a common wall.

    The building was in poor repair and had been ordered evacuated, according to Marseille Mayor Sabine Bernasconi.

    One of the buildings was in disrepair; its residents had been evicted. However, French media reported that there could be squatters living there.

    An amateur video broadcast on BFM-TC showed clouds of dust in the street where the buildings are located.


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