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As many as 30 people were hurt in the partial collapse of an East Village building Thursday afternoon, law-enforcement sources told The Post.
The destruction near the corner of Second Avenue and East Seventh Street was reported shortly before 3:30 p.m.
The FDNY quickly declared a three-alarm emergency at the scene, which it said was a mixed-occupancy building at 125 Second Ave.
MAN 7-ALARM 125 2 AVE, MIXED OCCUPANCY MAJOR BUILDING COLLAPSE,
originally posted by: Ksihkehe
a reply to: Vasa Croe
Multiple injuries reported
Looks like there was something going on there before as there was a stop work order. Fire appears to be spreading too. Hope they get it under control and nobody has died.
originally posted by: Crakeur
Explosion, building collapse and now the building next door is burning. I can hear the sirens from my office.
buildings and clouds are blocking my view in that direction but it's clear there's a whole lot of Emergency vehicles heading there.
originally posted by: Excallibacca
a reply to: Ksihkehe
Looking at the buildings and the road itself on Street View, I'd say not much has been done to the gas lines, water lines, or any other infrastructure in that area in awhile. The road looks torn to bits. I'd say if they were working on any pipes, they'd have to tear up the road and repave. I'm not an expert, though, and I'm also sure NY streets get beat up pretty quickly.