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13 injured, 6 dead after 4-story building collapses in Philadelphia

UPDATE: The mayor of Philadelphia said in a press conference that 6 people were killed in building collapse, 13 were wounded.



UPDATE:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Thirteen people are injured and at least one is still trapped in the rubble after a building collapse on the edge of downtown Philadelphia.
 
A four-story building being demolished collapsed on Wednesday, raining bricks down on a thrift store where people were shopping inside.
 
Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said rescue crews are trying to extricate the one person who remains trapped inside the shop, which was crushed by falling debris. The 13 people who were injured were taken to hospitals, nearly all of them with minor injuries.
 
The collapse involved a building that once housed a first-floor sandwich shop and apartments above. Much of the debris from the building landed on a Salvation Army thrift store next door. The two are adjacent to an adult bookstore and theater that had been taken down earlier.
 

   AP-WF-06-05-13 1915GMT

UPDATE: Official: 12 hurt, 2 still trapped in Pa. collapse

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia's fire commissioner says 12 people have minor injuries after a building collapse on the edge of downtown.

Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said Wednesday that officials are working to extricate two other people from the rubble.
 
Mayor Michael Nutter says a four-story property collapsed onto a Salvation Army store.
 

   AP-WF-06-05-13 1647GMT



 

PHILADELPHIA -- Emergency crews are at the scene of a building collapse in Philadelphia, and the fire commissioner says as many as eight to 10 people were believed trapped in the rubble.
 
Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers says dozens of paramedics and fire crews are on the scene working to find those trapped. WPVI-TV reports that at least five people have been taken to hospitals.
 
The collapse involved a Salvation Army corner thrift store and a four-story building next door with a sandwich shop on the first floor. It's not clear whether any other adjacent buildings were damaged.
 
There is no word on exactly what caused the collapse.
 
The accident happened at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday on the western edge of downtown, between the city's business district and its main train station. A building on the block has been under construction.

   AP-WF-06-05-13 1600GMT

 
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