By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two people are lucky to be alive after a building collapsed in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood. It happened just before 10 p.m. Thursday night on the 2200 block of North Front Street.

Police say the victims, a 69-year-old man and a 68-year-old woman, were in their second-floor apartment when the building came down.

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Eyewitness News spoke with a man who says he helped pull the couple from the rubble.

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“I started yelling, ‘Who’s in there?!’ in English and Spanish,” David Velasquez said. “The old man started saying, ‘I’m here, I’m here.’ And I’m still looking for him, so as I seen them, I just ran in. The quickest was to go inside and just go and get them out. And I got him and his wife out.”

The victims were taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition. The Department of Licenses and Inspections says a total of four buildings collapsed or were damaged.

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Officials will return to the scene Friday for emergency demolition.