A building collapsed in the north of France: residents managed to evacuate

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 A building collapsed in northern France: people were evacuated

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A four-story building collapsed Saturday morning in the northern French city of Lille, but no deaths have been reported so far thanks to early warning from residents.

Associated Press reports.
< br /> Lille firefighters said they pulled one person out of the rubble with minor injuries.

The building's residents were said to have been evacuated after the man, returning home at about 3 am after a night out, saw cracks in the structure and alerted the emergency services.

The mayor of Lille, Martine Aubry, told French broadcaster BFM TV that the man's actions had saved lives.

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