Building collapses in centre of Marseille

THE collapse of a four-storey building in the southern French port city of Marseille left at least two people injured, but a fire was preventing rescue workers in their search for more possible victims, officials said.

The collapse of the building in central Marseille’s La Plaine district occurred around 12.40am (2240 GMT), Mayor Benoit Payan told reporters, damaging parts of the two surrounding buildings.