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.
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.
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.