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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –- Six people were killed and at least 14 people were injured following a building collapse in Center City Philadelphia Wednesday morning. The search for survivors continued until nearly 7am Thursday.READ MORE: $35 Million In Federal COVID-19 Relief Coming To Aid Of New Jersey Bars, Restaurants
Among those rescued from the Salvation Army store was a 61-year-old woman who firefighters pulled alive from the rubble, 13 hours after the collapse.
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The collapse took place at about 10:30 a.m. in a pair of low-rise buildings at 22nd and Market Streets, one of which was under demolition at the time (see related story). Eyewitnesses recalled hearing a loud rumbling sound before the collapse.
“All of a sudden, I heard a rumble and the ground shake, so I immediately took off the other way,” said Kate Slyman, who was walking to her apartment at 19th and Market Streets. “And about 15 minutes later, I heard sirens.”
Authorities say 125 rescuers responded along a police dog and suburban search and rescue dog to search through the rubble using buckets and their bare hands to remove bricks and debris.
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