A Philadelphia building collapse during the mid-morning hours has resulted in an unknown number of injuries. An unconfirmed Reuters report stated that at least six people were injured. Aerial video footage from the scene depicts a massive pile of rubble in a residential neighborhood which contains multiple multistory buildings.
The residential building was reportedly located in the 400 block of Daly Street. There is no fire at the scene and emergency crews have closed off traffic to the immediate area. Witnesses to the building collapse told local news outlet KYW that they heard an explosion and could detect the smell of gas after the blast which caused the building to crumble. One witness also reportedly witnessed a baby being thrown out of a window and into the waiting arms of a firefighter. Philadelphia collapse victims with burn injuries were reportedly aided by firefighters as they rolled onto the scene.
Emerging reports about the Philadelphia building collapse indicate that three nearby homes were damaged during the incident. The extent of the injury toll is still unconfirmed. Witnesses to the collapse stated during on-scene interviews that several people, including at least one child, were transported to local hospitals for treatment.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a four-story vacant building in Philadelphia collapsed in June. The rubble from the building fell onto an adjacent Salvation Army Thrift Store, injuring 13 people and killing six.
Check back with The Inquisitr for more details about the Philadelphia building collapse as information becomes available.
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