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At least two dead in collapse of bridge in SW France

At least two people, a girl ages 15 and a truck driver, are reported to have died on Monday when their vehicles fell into the River Tarn during the collapse, for as yet undertermined reasons, of a narrow bridge at a spot about 30 kilometres north of Touluse, south-west France.

Search continues as death toll rises to six in Marseille flats collapse

Rescuers on Thursday resumed a search of rubble in which six corpses have been found after the collapse on Monday of two dilapidated apartment blocks in the southern French port city of Marseille, following an overnight pause to demolish neighbouring buildings that threatened to tumble in turn.

Three bodies found in rubble of collapsed Marseille buildings

Three people have been found dead in the rubble of two buildings which collapsed in the southern French port city of Marseille on Monday, while emergency services continued to search for possible survivors among up to eight people who are reported missing.

Search for survivors after buildings collapse in Marseille

Rescue workers with sniffer dogs were searching for people who may be trapped in the rubble of two neighbouring buildings which collapsed in the port city of Marseille, southern France, on Monday, injuring two passers-by.

Four French nationals among Genoa bridge dead

Four young French adults, two women and two men, who were reportedly driving to a rave party in Italy, have been formally identified as among those who died when a motorway bridge above the port city of Genoa in north-west Italy partially collapsed on Tuesday, sending cars, trucks and rubble crashing 45 metres below.

Four die as apartment balcony collapses in Angers

The dead were attending a housewarming party in the town in north-west France when the third-floor balcony, reportedly filled with 18 people at the moment of the accident, sheared off and crashed to the ground about nine metres below.

EADS-BAE merger 'wrecked by Germany'

EADS and BAE Systems on call off their planned $45 billion merger, which would have created the world's largest aviation and defence group.