Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PRESS

'The frozen heart of America': Condemnation as migrant families torn apart in US

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'There are two policies towards Russia in the Trump administration'

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

Grandmas Project: 'Their history was passed down through food'

Read more

ACROSS AFRICA

Mali's basketball star: NBA top player Cheick Diallo makes hometown proud

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Trump threatens huge new tariffs on China

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Tunisia lose first World Cup match against England

Read more

THE DEBATE

Colombia's next president: Duque defeats left-wing Petro in run-off

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Aquarius, refugees and 'Europe's soul'

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Chiara Civello, Jay-Z and Beyoncé & Solidays festival

Read more

France

Girl dies when floor collapses during Easter services near Paris

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2012-04-08

A 6-year-old girl died and more than 30 people were injured on Sunday when the floor of a house hosting Easter services collapsed in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis, local officials said.

AFP - A six-year-old girl was killed and many more worshippers hurt when a floor collapsed in a house hosting an Easter Sunday service for more than 100 people, local officials said.

Two people have life-threatening injuries so the death toll could rise, they said, as scores of firefighters combed through the wreckage in the house, which was used by an Evangelical Church popular with Haitian immigrants.

The governor of the Seine-Saint-Denis region, part of the suburbs of Paris, Christian Lambert said 32 people had been hurt when the first floor of the house collapsed.

He said the toll could have been much higher if anyone had been on the ground floor, adding that an inquiry had been launched into safety standards at the church.
 

Date created : 2012-04-08

COMMENT(S)