At Least One Dead And Five Injured In NYC Parking Garage Collapse
At least one person has been killed and five others injured after a parking garage collapsed in Manhattan, leaving cars piled up amongst crumbled concrete on Tuesday afternoon.
The incident occurred at Enterprise Ann Parking at 57 Ann Street, between Nassau Street and William Street in lower Manhattan, near Wall Street.
The garage collapsed at 4:15pm, resulting in a huge emergency response.
A woman was heard screaming ‘get out!’ and images showed the top floor caved in with vehicles falling through broken concrete.
People were also trapped in the elevator shaft which caved in. City officials said that as a result the floors ‘pancaked’ on top of each other.
The cause of death of the deceased person has not been made public. Five people are being treated at a local hospital, FDNY Chief of Operations James Esposito said.
Residential apartments and businesses on the street have been told to evacuate until further notice.
‘Injuries, deaths expected to change rapidly,’ a fire official said.