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Old 10-17-2016, 12:05 AM
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4 Dead, 14 Injured when Balcony Collapses During Party in France

18 people were on the balcony when it collapsed at about 11pm. As it fell, the structure smashed off two lower floor balconies. The building was said to have been built within the last 15 years, according to the local prefect.
An inquiry has been opened into manslaughter and accidental injury.
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Paris - A third-floor balcony collapsed during a party in the western French city of Angers, killing four people and injuring 14 others, authorities said.

The collapse happened on Saturday night at an apartment in a recently constructed building, the Angers prefecture said. One of the injured is in serious condition.

The victims were three men and a woman aged 18 to 25, according to the Angers' prosecutor, Yves Gambert. Seven people remained hospitalised on Sunday afternoon, he added.

About 30 people had gathered in the apartment for a housewarming party when the balcony "suddenly collapsed", he said.

An investigation has been opened to establish the cause of the collapse. A building expert went to the site, Gambert said.

Michel Pichon, the director on duty at the Angers teaching hospital, told Franceinfo radio-television station that the injured were all about 20 years old.
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Re: 4 Dead, 14 Injured when Balcony Collapses During Party in France

18 people, on a balcony that size?! Great idea there, Einsteins.

Must be in a nice neighborhood, with all those security shutters on every window and door.

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Re: 4 Dead, 14 Injured when Balcony Collapses During Party in France

That's a lot of weight to put on one of those- seriously doubt they're made to hold over 1000lbs.

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Re: 4 Dead, 14 Injured when Balcony Collapses During Party in France

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Re: 4 Dead, 14 Injured when Balcony Collapses During Party in France

Newton wins again

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Well, it's already been said, but... 18 people on that shitty little thing?

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They probably all came in one car too... a Mini Cooper! Bozos!

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Re: 4 Dead, 14 Injured when Balcony Collapses During Party in France

Similar thing happened in Berkeley a year ago when a group of Irish people fell to their deaths when the balcony collapsed. It was found that there was rot and bad construction on the balconies, a lot of the injured are still messed up from the fall.

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Geez!.......They used at LEAST 5 nails to hold it on!!!.....and they were BIG nails!!!

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