Collapse of a building in Sanary-sur-Mer: a third person found dead in the rubble


The three-story apartment building collapsed overnight Monday to Tuesday following an explosion at 3:50 a.m.

Article written by

Posted

Reading time : 1 min.

The last person missing in the collapse of the building that collapsed in Sanary-sur-Mer, in the Var, on Tuesday December 7, was found lifeless and extracted from the rubble on Wednesday December 8 by the firefighters of the SDIS 83, indicates the prefecture of Var.

The first two victims were found yesterday, a 30-year-old man and a 91-year-old woman. The latter’s son was still wanted by the emergency services until this afternoon. Relief operations are now over. The 45 firefighters still present on site will now secure the site. A medico-psychological emergency unit was activated by the SAMU in the town hall of Sanary.

The three-story apartment building collapsed overnight Monday to Tuesday following an explosion at 3:50 a.m. Located on the port of Sanary-sur-Mer, between two creperies, the building is nothing more than a heap of rubble. An investigation to determine the causes of death was opened Tuesday by the Toulon prosecutor’s office. The causes of the explosion remain unknown. But, depending on the prefecture, “the emergency services arrived on site detected a strong smell of gas”. The gas supply was cut off around the perimeter around the building.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *