Child Killed in Easter Church Collapse

Floor caves in at France church popular with Haitian community
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2012 12:27 AM CDT
Child Killed in French Church Collapse
A woman wearing a survival blanket is taken to ambulance by emergency workers in Pierrefitte, north of Paris.   (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

A 6-year-old child was killed and 32 people were injured when the first floor of a building in France used as a church popular with the Haitian community collapsed during an Easter celebration north of Paris. Some 100 worshipers were evacuated after the tragedy in the middle of an afternoon service, reports the BBC. Two of the injured, a child and a woman, are in critical condition at a local hospital. (More Pierrefitte stories.)

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