Balcony collapse in France kills four and injures 14 at student housewarming party
FOUR people have lost their lives after a third floor balcony collapsed in France late last night.
14 people, all believed to be students, were also injured in the incident which occurred in the city of Angers.
Officials say the balcony was on the third floor of a recently-constructed building and collapsed during the party.
About 10 people were admitted to a local hospital with one in a serious condition.
Speaking to France Info radio, hospital duty manager Michel Pichon said those injured were “were about 20 years old, certainly students.”
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