Firefighters, police, and rescue workers swarmed downtown Philadelphia after a building collapse killed one person and briefly trapped several others inside. According to reports from eyewitness, a unoccupied four-story building that was in the process of being demolished collapsed onto a smaller one-story building next door that housed a Salvation Army Thrift Store. The incident happend around 10:30 a.m. on the corner of Market St. and 22nd St. in downtown Philly. Here's what the looked like before the collapse, via Google Maps.
Here's what it looks like now:
A photo from today's building collapse at 22nd & Market Streets. twitter.com/PhillyInquirer…— Philly Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) June 5, 2013
Hundreds of firefighters, police, and construction workers decended on the property and feverisly worked to clear debris. (The construction equipment seen in the images above was already on site.) You can watch continuing live coverage from the local NBC News station below.
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