PHOTOS: Four Dead and 14 Injured After Balcony Collapses During Housewarming

Debris can be seen on the floor underneath the flat (Picture: AFP)
Four people have died and 14 have been injured after a balcony collapsed during a house warming in western France. They are believed to have fallen three storeys as a result of the collapse in the city of Angers.

Authorities in the Maine-et-Loire region said the accident occurred late last night at a recently-constructed building. It is believed they were all students. A spokesman for the city’s University Hospital said 10 people injured in the accident were admitted, one of whom was in serious condition. Another four were treated at a clinic.

The Ouest France newspaper said those on the balcony were young people attending a housewarming party. The duty manager at the hospital, Michel Pichon, told France Info radio that all the injured ‘were about 20 years old, certainly students.’

They fell three storeys from the building (Picture: AFP)
Four people have been killed after a balcony collapsed (Picture: AFP)

Credit: Metro, UK

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