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

  1. rexdart936

    June 5, 2013 at 11:44 am

    any little piggies trapped inside?

  2. rexdart936

    June 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

    did the mayor leave a satchel charge in the mailbox?

  3. rexdart936

    June 5, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Is this another nest of MOVE activists?

  4. Vickroy

    June 5, 2013 at 11:53 am

    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.

  5. Moon Rocks

    June 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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

    • georgiadogsie

      June 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      Moon Rocks or those bastards at goodwill

  6. Anthony From California

    June 5, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Two words, Thermite Paint

  7. MikeZoltek

    June 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    FALSE FLAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. jasonhathaway

    June 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm

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

  9. Aria Taint

    June 5, 2013 at 12:26 pm

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

    • stoogemcclassy

      June 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      That was the theme for our prom

    • Mikfin

      June 5, 2013 at 4:08 pm

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

  10. BadNewsJeff

    June 5, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    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?

  11. zel

    June 5, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    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.

  12. Captain Geech

    June 5, 2013 at 1:26 pm

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

  13. Archbishop Boozebag

    June 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm

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

  14. HIMcDunnough

    June 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    ban buildings

  15. FLprodivider66

    June 5, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Crushing

  16. Cheese Steak the Works

    June 5, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Philadelphia? more like falladelphia

  17. ecupirate

    June 5, 2013 at 7:01 pm

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

  18. Greatly Fatigued

    June 5, 2013 at 9:10 pm

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