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GCTiger11
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Building collapse in Philadelphia with injuries

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A building has collapsed in Philadelphia and CNN affiliate KYW reports there are injuries.


Per CNN

Mondays suck

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Firefighters in Philadelphia were responding to a building collapse Monday morning, the city's fire department said.

CNN affiliate KYW reported that there were injuries.

Aerial footage of the scene showed a large pile of rubble in what appeared to be a residential area with multi-story buildings.
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LSU-MNCBABY
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re: Building collapse in Philadelphia with injuries
lot of buildings in philly


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Geauxld Finger
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re: Building collapse in Philadelphia with injuries
didn't this happen a month ago or so?


GCTiger11
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re: Building collapse in Philadelphia with injuries
Yup. Philly's falling apart.


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Macintosh504
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re: Building collapse in Philadelphia with injuries
poor building


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Monday
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re: Building collapse in Philadelphia with injuries
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Mondays suck



GCTiger11
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re: Building collapse in Philadelphia with injuries
LOL


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TH03
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re: Building collapse in Philadelphia with injuries
again? jeez, didn't one collapse a couple months ago too?


danfraz
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re: Building collapse in Philadelphia with injuries
Les Miles has lost control of buildings in Philadelphia


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upgrayedd
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re: Building collapse in Philadelphia with injuries
More results of the sequester


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kywildcatfanone
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Geez, I'm going to Philly for work next month.


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Teddy Ruxpin
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re: Building collapse in Philadelphia with injuries
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didn't this happen a month ago or so?


First thing that popped into my head.

Philly is going third world on us.


dawgfan24348
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re: Building collapse in Philadelphia with injuries
Ban buildings


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BelleTigre11
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re: Building collapse in Philadelphia with injuries
Wasn't the one that happened a few months ago from a demolition gone wrong? I think it was a thrift shop?
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Sid in Lakeshore
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re: Building collapse in Philadelphia with injuries
any update on this or was it a bit of exageration?


ShoeBang
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funny, I would have put Detroit on the top of the "most likely US City to have a building collapse" list, not Philly


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Bestbank Tiger
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re: Building collapse in Philadelphia with injuries
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Mondays suck


:racist:


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GCTiger11
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re: Building collapse in Philadelphia with injuries
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Row houses were reduced to rubble when an explosion rocked a Philadelphia neighborhood Monday, sending at least eight people to hospitals.

Natural gas caused the blast, which collapsed three homes, city officials said in a statement.

Witnesses told CNN affiliate KYW that they smelled gas after the blast.

"I was sitting in the house and I heard a big bang," Mike McGraw told KYW. "The door slammed and the TV went out."

His son, Mike McGraw Jr., said he saw the buckled buildings and watched firefighters hose down a man who had been burned.

"They threw this baby out the window because the girl was on fire," he said, "and the fireman had to catch the baby."

A contractor was doing rehab work in a vacant home when it collapsed, Deputy Fire Chief Robert Coyne told reporters. The two adjacent houses were also destroyed, he said.

One person was in critical condition with severe burns, city officials said.

A spokesperson for Jefferson University Hospital told the CNN affiliate that seven people were being treated for minor injuries there, including a mother, a father, and a two-month-old baby who were inside the home next to the house that collapsed.

Dozens of homes remained evacuated Monday afternoon. City officials said all residents in the area had been accounted for, but fire officials were using listening devices to double check.

Aerial footage of the scene showed a large pile of rubble between two buildings, with splintered wood beams sticking out where rooms of the house once stood.

Joe Szymborski told KYW that he was lying in bed when he heard the explosion.

"I threw on my shoes, ran down there and helped three people out of the house," he said.

"It's just instinct. Anybody would do it for anybody else around here," he said. "We're all neighbors and friends."

The home where the blast occurred was a permitted construction site, city officials said. Authorities are investigating to determine what caused a gas leak in the area. Gas service on the street has been shut off, the city said.

Last month, a four-story wall of a vacant building in Philadelphia collapsed onto an adjacent Salvation Army thrift store, killing six people and injuring 13.

Authorities charged crane operator Sean Benschop, 42, with involuntary manslaughter and other related charges.


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