One particular person is useless and 5 folks have been injured after a multi-storey automotive park collapsed in New York Metropolis.
The second flooring of the decrease Manhattan automotive park collapsed on to the primary, New York emergency officers mentioned, in keeping with CBS Information.
Video footage from the scene cited by CBS Information confirmed a rescue operation getting below manner.
However firefighters responding to the collapse had been pulled again from the quick scene “out of issues concerning the structural stability of the constructing”, the New York Metropolis Fireplace Division mentioned in an announcement.
Within the meantime, emergency personnel had been doing their greatest to account for anybody who might have been trapped, the division mentioned.
It added all employees within the constructing have been accounted for.
“It felt like an earthquake,” mentioned Liam Gaeta, a pupil at close by Tempo College. He mentioned he heard “a big noise and an enormous rumbling, after which all of us received evacuated”.
Different Tempo college students described listening to screams and seeing vehicles falling within the constructing, which caved in round 4pm.
The Fireplace Division mentioned there have been stories of individuals trapped and that searches had been being performed to ensure everybody was accounted for.
The collapse occurred within the late afternoon at a parking construction on Ann Road, about half a mile from the New York Inventory Change.
Mayor Eric Adams was briefed on the collapse and is on the scene to survey the harm.