government accept as true with one person may also nevertheless be trapped underneath the rubble. The chances of finding survivors "are skinny, very thin, however actual," stated Charles-Henri Garie, who leads the water brigades of the Marseille fireplace branch.

'Unacceptable'

earlier this week, French indoors Minister Christophe Castaner stated at the least 6,000 residences have been diagnosed as "at hazard" in Marseille. He stated they comprised forty four,000 accommodations mainly in lower-magnificence neighborhoods. Castaner described the state of affairs as "unacceptable."

however Gaudin became defiant, saying he would now not heed calls to leap deliver within the wave of the tragic incident.

He said considering that 2005, €35 million ($forty million) were allocated to renovating or demolishing social housing blocks. "Do you believe you studied a ship captain quits in the course of a typhoon?" Gaundin requested.

'We knew'

however politicians and residents persisted to decry the scenario, pronouncing officers had to be held accountable.

"each person knew approximately the issues with the 2 collapsed homes," Patrick Lacoste, a spokesman for a local housing action group, informed France 24. "humans died for nothing, despite the fact that we knew."

Jean-Luc Melenchon, a neighborhood left wing lawmaker and previous presidential candidate, said it became "the houses of the poor that are falling down, and that's no longer a twist of fate."

ls/aw (AFP, Reuters)