By Paul Best
July 1, 2021
A 5-story building that was under construction in Washington, D.C. collapsed on Thursday afternoon, leaving several people injured, including one man who was trapped in the rubble for more than an hour.
“We do not know what caused the collapse, but there was a severe storm passing they the area,” a spokesperson for DC Fire and EMS told Fox News. “Two structures to the right suffered some damage secondary to the collapse and a vacant structure to the right suffered major damage.”
Four people were immediately helped out of the collapsed building and transported to a local hospital when first responders got to the scene at about 3:30 p.m. Their injuries were not life-threatening, officials said.