An 82-year-old woman died on Wednesday March 29 in a fall from the balcony of her home in Saint-Romain-de-Colbosc, near Le Havre, we learned from Seine-Maritime firefighters.
The firefighters were called around 7:00 p.m. concerning the fall of balconies from a two-storey building which occurred around 3:00 p.m.
When they arrived, they discovered the deceased victim under the rubble of two balconies and had to call in a specialized team to extract him.
At the time of the tragedy, the octogenarian was on his balcony, which collapsed on the balcony of the first floor accommodation, indicates the daily
, citing the mayor of the town, Clotilde Eudier.
A danger order concerning the entire residence, i.e. five buildings for a total of 78 lots, was taken to prohibit access to all balconies, added the firefighters.
According to Clotilde Eudier, no one had to be evacuated and the first floor of the building where the balconies collapsed was unoccupied.