Marseille : the latest alleged victim retrieved from the rubble of the rue d’aubagne

Marseille : la dernière victime présumée extraite des décombres de la rue d'Aubagne

The marine fire fighters remain extremely attentive to the neighboring buildings of the drama, most of them very fragile.

The emergency services have revealed the body of an eighth victim, this Friday afternoon, in the rubble of the 65 of the rue d Aubagne, Marseille. He was the last person missing since Monday.

The emergency services have recovered an eighth body, that of a woman, announced the prosecutor of Marseille, Xavier Tarabeux, this Friday. This finding brings to three the number of women who died in the collapse of the two buildings, Monday, five men who also lost their lives, for a total of eight victims.

On Thursday, a seventh person who died had been updated by the some sixty-five lifesavers who are busy always in the heap of stones, bricks, tiles collapsed, rue d’aubagne. In total, “690 m3 of rubble have been removed, about 1.500 m3 programmed”, that is a little less than half, said a spokesman for the marine fire brigade of Marseille. These are particularly vigilant : the operations of clearing and search of the victims remain highly delicate because of the fragility of neighboring buildings, and in spite of the slaughter of full or partial some.

Gaudin : “A mayor is responsible for everything”

This Friday morning, in the area concerned and its surroundings, new housing units have been evacuated as a precaution. And just for the night of Thursday to Friday, the City took over and relocated the 236 people in hotels. The mayor, on his side, has once again defended, in the face of his opponents and to the people of the district of Noailles, plagued by habitat unsanitary and dilapidated.

“What upsets me, regretted Jean-Claude Gaudin, is to seem to say that we would not have made the effort necessary on this policy of eradication of the habitat unworthy. I’ve started a long time ago. So today, in front of such a drama, there must be a scapegoat. Of course, a mayor in a city is always in charge of everything. I did not escape this.”

Anyway, an investigation was opened by the prosecutor of Marseilles, entrusted to the judicial police, to shed light on the unfolding of the drama, its causes. And determine any possible responsibilities.

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