Stopped for the night, the huge and perilous search operation to try to find the remains of 150 victims of the crash of the Airbus A320 of the German company Germanwings that crashed yesterday in the south of the Alps again this morning.
The bad weather in the area will make it difficult for rescuers already made difficult by the relief and the extent of the area of Crash – four hectares, mountainside, with no earthly path. “The greatest body parts we identified are not larger than a briefcase,” has an investigator said Tuesday night the gendarmerie, site income.
The other task will be to find the countless debris to best understand the reasons of the tragedy. For now, no large fuselage section is was seen. Only the landing gear could be identified. In total, more than 300 policemen and 380 firefighters were mobilized.
Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, whose countries have paid the high price (67 Germans and Spaniards are at least 45 dead) will visit the crash site in the early afternoon.
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VIDEO. The French press obviously devotes all its front pages to the drama.
VIDEO Relief weather. The rescue work is complicated.
7am. A rescue team has been hoisted on the crash zone, where five policemen had spent the night to watch the scene.
VIDEO. Spain is in shock this morning. Three days of national mourning have in particular been decreed.
6:51. The day dawned on La Seyne-les-Alpes, which is the basis for relief operations. Firefighters and police are preparing to return to the crash zone. Problem: the weather is pretty bad.
VIDEO. As the whole country, the German press is in mourning today. Newspapers devote many pages to the event.