Caution The link between these dwellings and the collapsed buildings is not established, but analyzes are in progress
Two buildings located rue Pierre Mauroy in Lille collapsed on November 12. — Christophe Forestier/SIPA
The town hall of Lille has askedé to nine additional inhabitants of rue Pierre Mauroy, where two buildings collapsed last Saturday, causing the death of a man, to leave their homes “as a precaution”, pending checks, she said. Saturday. “Experts have been carried out since Monday to check the condition of the buildings that could have been impacted by this movement,” recalls the town hall in a press release. .
However, “the visits carried out (Friday) revealed that disturbances on the buildings at 13, 15-17 and 34-36 rue Pierre Mauroy without a direct link with the collapse of 42 and 44 having been established, which led the city of Lille to ask nine people to leave their homes as a precaution while additional analyzes are carried out,” continues the town hall.
When crashing on Saturday, November 12 at around 9:15 a.m., an 18th century building on this shopping street near the Grand’Place had caused the collapse of an adjoining building, in which the victim was located. The inhabitants of the first building had been evacuated on the night of Friday to Saturday, following the alert given by students who lived there. Monday, the mayor (PS) of Lille, Martine Aubry, had indicated; that only three other people, living at number 38 on the same street, had subsequently been evacuated, other neighboring buildings not being inhabited.