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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Roof Collapse Kills 2

Rescuers held out little hope Thursday of finding any survivors under a huge concrete roof that crashed onto a French Riviera supermarket, killing at least two people and injuring nearly 100.


Two bodies were pulled out, and officials said another two people trapped under the rubble were believed dead.


Racing against the clock, rescuers used trained dogs to search under vast slabs that crashed down without warning on shoppers and staff Wednesday afternoon in the Mediterranean city of Nice.


About 130 customers and staff were in the store. The supermarket was about 30 years old and belonged to the giant Casino chain. The cause was not yet known, but local residents said construction work had been under way for two weeks at the supermarket.