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Death toll up to 5 in Marseille building collapse

AP  |  Paris 

The death toll has risen to five in the collapse of two dilapidated buildings in the southern French city of Marseille, with the pre-dawn discovery of a man's body.

The fire service that has been toiling day and night with cadaver dogs to sift through the pile of rubble and beams reported the discovery on its feed.

The two buildings, one condemned as substandard and seemingly empty, the other containing apartments, collapsed on Monday.

Fire crews deliberately brought down an adjacent third building that was also in danger of collapse.

The fire service says the site remains dangerous.

The collapse has provoked soul-searching and criticism about the parlous state of some housing in Marseille, France's second-largest city.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 16:20 IST