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Minor Injuries Reported in Newark Building Collapse

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Authorities in Newark are investigating a collapse of a building that sent several people to the hospital on Tuesday evening.

According to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, shortly after 5:30 pm, members of the Newark Police and Fire Division responded to 15th Avenue and South 8th Street after a caller reported a portion of a vacant building collapsed.

When first responders arrived, a portion of the 3rd floor of a 3-story building had collapsed authorities said.

There were no apparent injuries when police and fire arrived although EMS reported that three people were in the hospital being treated for minor injuries.

Police said the trio consisted of two males, 23 and 25 years of age and a 37-year-old female.

Two of the three complained of pain, the third claimed no apparent injuries.

Authorities said the three said they were hit by falling debris as they walked past the structure when it collapsed.

City officials are currently determining what actions need to be taken to secure the structure.