6-year-old dies in France floor collapse

Published April 8, 2012 3:27PM (EDT)

PARIS (AP) — French officials say a floor has collapsed at a building where an Easter religious ceremony was being held, killing a 6-year-old and seriously injuring four other people.

The collapse occurred Sunday afternoon at a house used by an evangelical group for religious ceremonies in Pierrefitte, a town near Paris. Local officials say there are 15 slightly injured victims and that the number could rise as rescue workers continue to work.

Police say around 100 emergency workers were on the scene.

By Salon Staff

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