Building collapse kills 2 in France

Paris, Apr 28 (EFE).- Two people were killed and 14 others injured in the partial collapse of a building in the northern French city of Reims, officials said Sunday.

The collapse was caused a powerful explosion around 11:20 a.m. Sunday, Reims Mayor Adeline Hazan told BFM TV.

The blast may have been caused by gas, the mayor said.

The death toll could rise because emergency services workers are still searching the rubble for victims, Hazan said.

President Fran├žois Hollande issued a statement expressing his condolences to the families of the victims and offering assistance to all Reims residents affected by the blast.