A 5-story building collapsed on Thursday afternoon.
On Thursday afternoon, a building in Washington, D.C., collapsed, leaving many people injured—including one man who ended up stuck beneath the rubble for over an hour before firefighters rescued him.
Major collapse 900 block Kennedy St NW. Full collapse of a building under construction. 1 person trapped and several others injured. pic.twitter.com/9Uc8UixsFl— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 1, 2021
Authorities are not sure what caused the 5-story building to collapse, but they think it was due to a severe storm passing over the area. A spokesperson for DC Fire and EMS said, "Two structures to the right suffered some damaged secondary to the collapse and a vacant structure to the right suffered major damage."
Two homes next to the building were also evacuated.
Meet Kimber, the search and rescue dog who located the trapped worker in the DC building. https://t.co/XmeHqWFjgg— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 2, 2021
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