One dead, many trapped as parking garage collapses in Manhattan
A parking garage floor collapsed on top of another in New York City on Tuesday afternoon. This left cars piled high and trapped many people.
On April 18, at 4:15 PM, an incident took place at 57 Ann Street, between Nassau Street & William Street in Lower Manhattan.
According to the FDNY, the second floor of a four-story building collapsed on the first.
The video shows multiple cars stacked on top of each other amid crumbling concrete.
The exterior of the structure is still standing, but the front of the building facade has buckled and is in danger of collapse.
A woman was heard screaming “Get out!” in the video taken immediately after the collapse.
People were also trapped in the elevator shaft which caved in.
There are initial reports of three injuries, two minor, and one serious but not life-threatening, reports NBC New York.
Residential apartments and businesses on the street have been told to evacuate until further notice.
New York City Council member Christopher Marte tweeted that there are “a few people stuck in an elevator in the building”.
So far, firefighters have been unable to enter the building because it could collapse further.