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    PA - Building collapses in Philadelphia

    Apartment building collapses in Philadelphia

    (CNN) -- Firefighters were trying to determine whether anyone was trapped inside an apartment building that collapsed in Philadelphia on Wednesday morning, city fire Capt. Jeffrey Thompson told CNN.

    The four-story building collapsed at the corner of 22nd and Market streets in Philadelphia's Center City area, CNN affiliate WPVI reported.

    more at link .................. http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/05/us/pen...ding-collapse/

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    8 to 10 trapped in Center City building collapse

    http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?se...cal&id=9127882

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    Highly populated area, building was scheduled for demo.

    Prayers for those trapped and for those first responders...

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    22nd and Market Street, Philadelphia


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    Nine people rescued, two believed still in the rubble.

    They have a backhoe on scene now.

    fwiw
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    It's actually more than just one building that collapsed.

    There was a thrift store (Salvation Army) that was due to be demolished and then an apartment building next door collapsed also.

    This may or may not be accurate, lol. But it is more than just one building, imho, from vedeo at the previous live coverage.

    Prayers for all involved.
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22788986

    according to this two buildings have completely collapsed and a third has partially collapsed; Sky News is saying 8-10 may still be trapped.
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    Rest in peace Danielle and Tammy

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    One of the buildings was in the process of being demolished. Me thinks the construction company doing the demolishing may have some 'splainin' to do!'

    Someone's in trouble.

    JMHO
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    It was the movie theater that was in the process of being demolished. When it collapsed, it brought down the Thrift store and part of the apartment building next door also.

    So, three buildings so far involved in this incident.

    Still searching for survivors.

    JMHO
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    ETA, now reporting 11 people injured but still looking for at least two more in rubble.
    http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?se...cal&id=9127882

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    Oh Wow! Sending prayers. And I hope all our WS members in Philly are safe and sound!
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    Now reporting twelve people have been transported to the hospital.

    They have located people still in the rubble and have talked to them and are working to extricate them now.

    fwiw
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    http://news.yahoo.com/pa-building-co...153036107.html

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    Here are 2 photos I took about 40 minutes after the collapse.

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    Dear God! I pray everyone is okay!

    Why weren't the residents removed prior to the demo!! Heads are going to roll on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fran View Post
    It's actually more than just one building that collapsed.

    There was a thrift store (Salvation Army) that was due to be demolished and then an apartment building next door collapsed also.

    This may or may not be accurate, lol. But it is more than just one building, imho, from vedeo at the previous live coverage.

    Prayers for all involved.
    fran
    The Salvation Army wasn't being demolished, and they were open for business as usual when I went by at about 10:20am. The store also has a basement level shopping area, the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw this: I hope no one was in the basement.
    The building that was being demolished used to be Hoagie City, and it's been empty for a while.
    And to be honest, walking by the demo site earlier this week, that building looked like a strong gust coulda taken it out, and the site wasn't 'secure' at all.

    The good news: the fire house is like 6 buildings down the block, and police, ambulance, and firefighters were on the scene in no time flat.

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    1 reported dead as search for survivors continues in Philadelphia building collapse

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/05...#ixzz2VN5xQEUd

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