Marseille: two years ago, two buildings in rue d’Aubagne collapsed

Marseille: two years ago, two buildings in rue d’Aubagne collapsed

On Thursday, November 5, 2018, two buildings on rue d’Aubagne in Marseille collapsed, killing eight people. Despite the confinement, Thursday, November 5, a time of meditation took place at 9:05 am, the precise moment of the tragedy.

Marseille: two years ago, two buildings in rue d'Aubagne collapsed

Thursday, November 5, in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), a few torches were lit in tribute to the eight victims of the collapses of buildings in rue d’Aubagne. A meditation between emotion, trauma and anger. “It is a nameless amazement to think that we are in one of the richest countries in the world and where there are people who die because their buildings are not maintained“, Deplores a resident.

Insalubrity problem

On Wednesday November 4, the two owners of the buildings, a social landlord and the city, were respectively indicted for homicide and unintentional injuries. Thursday, November 5, 2018, two buildings of four and five floors are on the ground in a few minutes. The 63 rue d’Aubagne was abandoned, struck by a decree of danger. At 65, nine dwellings were occupied. This disaster had highlighted the problem of insalubrity in the second largest metropolis in France.