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14 People Die in Philly Building Collapse

by Associated Press posted Jun 5 2013 6:22PM
  PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say 14 people were taken from a building collapse in central Philadelphia and 13 were taken to hospitals with mostly minor injuries.
     Officials have declined to comment on the status of the 14th person.
     Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers and Mayor Michael Nutter said Wednesday the rescue effort would continue with the aid of two search and rescue dogs until officials were assured no other victims remained.
     Ayers says rescuers pulled a woman trapped amid the rubble of a Salvation Army thrift store after they heard her voice after the 10:45 a.m. collapse on the edge of the downtown area.
     Rescuers used buckets and their bare hands to move bricks and rubble.
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06/05/2013 6:22PM
14 People Die in Philly Building Collapse
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