May 23 (Bloomberg) — Six people died and at least three were injured when the roof of a passenger terminal at Paris’s main airport collapsed, shattering concrete, glass and steel onto walkways below, French Interior Ministry officials said.
Policemen spotted cracks in the roof at Charles de Gaulle airport’s 11-month-old terminal 2E building at around 7 a.m. Paris time, just before part of the roof gave way. Some of the passengers below had arrived or were leaving for New York, said a crisis management official on site.
“In total we’re talking about 10 dead or injured,” said Michel Sappin, the Seine-Saint-Denis department’s most senior civil servant. Three policemen and a Chinese national were among those hurt, he said.0