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3-story parking garage partially collapses in US

3-story parking garage partially collapses in US

A glass canopy fell off of a high-rise condominium building and onto a parking garage two stories below on Friday, partly flattening the structure and damaging vehicles, authorities said. Workers couldn't immediately get into the rubble to check out reports that two people could be trapped inside.
The possibility of another collapse was keeping out firefighters, Hackensack fire Lt. Stephen Lindner said.
The Bergen County Office of Emergency Management said it was looking into unconfirmed reports that two people may be missing.
The three-level garage "pancaked" when the canopy fell on it, said Chris Baldo, who lives in the adjacent high-rise condominium tower.
Baldo told local television station News 12 that he was in his first-floor unit when he heard "rumbling that sounded like an earthquake or a plane, like something hit the building."
Television footage showed a driveway next to the building littered with dirt, debris and glass, and wide cracks in the pavement.
It's unclear why the canopy fell. Several residents said workers had uprooted a tree between the street and the building within the past few months, and that a leak in the basement of the building was being fixed.


Updated : 2021-05-17 03:55 GMT+08:00