Sunday, April 28, 2013

France: 'Two Killed' In Building Blast And Collapse

At least 10 others were injured when the building collapsed in Reims, in the country's Champagne region, possibly because of a gas blast.

More than 100 rescue workers, firefighters and bomb and gas experts rushed to the scene, hunting for victims trapped under debris of the council estate building.

The city's mayor Adeline Hazan told France's BFM television that "a very powerful explosion" had taken place. She said the bodies of the two people killed remained under the rubble.