AXA could face a ¤10m claim after the roof collapse of terminal 2E at Charles De Gaulle airport, sources said.

AXA confirmed that it is one of the lead insurers, but sources said French insurer GAN may also be exposed. Sources said AXA's coverage included property damage plus bodily damage.

But a loss adjuster said the loss could be low. He said: "I think the claim could be around £2m."

State-owned organisation Aeroports de Paris, which owns and operates the airport, is to make a claim. But the claim, which will include those from families of the deceased and injured parties, will be a lengthy process, according to sources.

Four people were killed and three injured when the £500m roof collapsed.