Eight people are still missing after the collapse of an apartment building in Marseille | outside

with videoSouthern France port authorities reported that after a residential building collapsed in Marseille, eight people did not respond to phone calls. It concerns the inhabitants of the collapsed building and neighboring buildings.

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The four-storey building collapsed in the center of Marseille overnight from Saturday to Sunday. At least five people from nearby buildings were injured. The mayor of Marseille immediately said that people may still be alive under the rubble, but the victims must also be taken into account.

It is not yet known what caused the explosion that preceded the collapse. CCTV footage shows that the explosion was very powerful. A gas leak was initially suspected, but it could not be confirmed yet.

A total of 186 people have been evacuated from dozens of nearby buildings, according to French broadcaster BFMTV.

Marseille fire brigade. © AFP

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