So far, the bodies of two men and two women have been found. Authorities believe there may be five to eight victims.
“The searchers have found some survival pockets so there is perhaps hope there may be people still alive,” French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said, according to The Guardian.
One of the buildings, 63 rue d’Aubagne, was condemned, but local officials could not rule out that squatters might have been living there.
People were living in the other building that collapsed, 65 rue d’Aubagne.
A woman who lived in one of the buildings said she stayed with her parents the night before the collapse because many of the doors in her building wouldn’t close. “It could have been me,” she said.