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Six bodies found after French building explodes


Firefighters on the rubble of a collapsed building in Marseille on April 9th Associated Press Photo, file

Six bodies found after French building explodes

Firefighters recovered four bodies on Monday after finding two other bodies the night before. On Sunday, after the residential building exploded, authorities said eight people were missing. By Monday afternoon, authorities had not yet determined the cause of the explosion, but a gas leak is one possibility they were investigating.

Are there any survivors? Rescuers have not yet found anyone alive, but French Minister for Cities and Housing Olivier Klein and other officials said on Monday that there was still hope for survivors. More than 100 firefighters were taking part in the search. About 200 people were evacuated from their homes near the explosion.

Dig deeper: Read Emma Freire’s report in WORLD Magazine about the recent protests that have plagued France.


Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.


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