Sunday, October 16, 2016

A balcony collapses in Angers: 4 dead and a dozen wounded – The Figaro

Four people died and over a dozen others were injured, some seriously, but without being in danger of death, after the collapse of a balcony in a block of Angers. According to the first elements of the investigation, a dozen people stood on the balcony, located on the third floor of the building, when the accident occurred, shortly before midnight, Saturday. The building was recently.

Among the injured, “some of them are seriously injured, but for no the vital prognosis is not engaged,” said radio France Info, Michel Pichon, director of care at the CHU (university hospital centre) in Angers, The wounded “were all 20 years or so,” according to him. “These are certainly the students”, he added.

An important safety device has been deployed around the building, located in the city center of the prefecture of Maine-et-Loire. Dozens of firefighters responded.


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