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Four killed in balcony collapse at French housewarming

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Four killed in balcony collapse at French housewarming
The back of the builting where the balcony collapsed. Photo: Jean-Francois Monier/AFP
12:22 CEST+02:00
Four people were killed and 14 injured when a balcony collapsed in western France as young people were attending a housewarming party, local authorities and media said on Sunday.
Authorities in the Maine-et-Loire region said the accident occurred late on Saturday when a balcony on the third floor of the recently-constructed building collapsed in the city of Angers. They said four people were killed.
   
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."
 
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