Building Collapses In Philadelphia (UPDATED)


buildingA building collapsed at the corner of 22nd and Market streets in Center City Philadelphia, trapping a number of a people under the rubble. The 4-story building, which was connected to a Salvation Army Thrift Store on the southeast corner, collapsed at 10:45 Wednesday morning. The Fire Dept. believes there may be 8 to 10 people trapped in the rubble.

Read more at abclocal.com

Update:

CNN is reporting that one woman was killed in the Philadelphia building collapse and 13 others were hospitalized after being pulled from the debris.

Read more at cnn.com

 

Here’s a report from ABC 6

21 comments
Greatly Fatigued
Greatly Fatigued

Wow!  Rick Williams on the interrobang!  I never thought I would see the day.

ecupirate
ecupirate

thats what you get for using second hand bricks to make a salvation army store

Archbishop Boozebag
Archbishop Boozebag

Here comes OSHA , and here comes the general contractors checkbook . The Industrial Accident Board just got some new cases .

Captain Geech
Captain Geech

If one building can collapse and hurt people, EVERY building can collapse and hurt people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

zel
zel

My brother used to work at the Chinatown firehouse near there. He's no longer there, but he used to tell me  that it was hell getting trucks around there with the traffic. Hope everyone is safe.

BadNewsJeff
BadNewsJeff

That sucks.  Get that robo-snake thing over there quick to see if anyone is trapped.  Also, I wonder if thermal cameras would see trapped bodies beneath the rubble?

Aria Taint
Aria Taint

The one they were bringing down was an old adult books store. So the walls were only held up by dried cum and tears.


jasonhathaway
jasonhathaway

What about the other corner of 22nd and Market St.? is it OK?

Moon Rocks
Moon Rocks

This was probably work of the extremist arm of the Salvation Army.

Vickroy
Vickroy

Let me play internet detective. I don't see any blast marks or charred shit. Im ruling out explosion and going with good ol cost-cutting, shortcut-taking, shitty construction.

rexdart936
rexdart936

Is this another nest of MOVE activists?

rexdart936
rexdart936

did the mayor leave a satchel charge in the mailbox?

rexdart936
rexdart936

any little piggies trapped inside?

Mikfin
Mikfin

@Aria Taint Who cries *in* an adult book store?  My tears are saved for the car ride home.