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Three people have died and one is injured after a building in Houston collapsed


BREAKING NEWS: Three people died and one was injured after a 15-story building in Houston partially collapsed

  • The 15-story building under construction partially collapsed around 1:30 p.m.
  • The Houston Fire Department said a stairwell collapsed inside
  • Three people were pronounced dead at the scene, it is unclear whether they are workers
  • A fourth was injured and rushed to hospital in stable condition, officials said

Three people were killed and one other injured after the building partially collapsed in West Houston on Monday.

The 15-story building that was under construction appears to be on the 990 block of Town and Country Boulevard near the intersection of Interstate 10 and Beltway.

The collapse occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. local time. Footage captured by Click2Houston appeared to show that part of the second floor of the building had fallen on top of the first.

The Houston Fire Department said a newly built stairwell collapsed across several floors. Officials said the building itself was not at risk of collapse, but they were concerned about a second collapse in the stairwell.

Three people were pronounced dead at the scene. A fourth was hospitalized in stable condition, but the current extent of their injuries is unknown.

The building under construction appears to be on the 990 block of Town and Country Boulevard near the intersection of Interstate 10 and Beltway

The collapse occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. local time. Footage captured by KTRK appeared to show that part of the second floor of the building had fallen on top of the first.

The collapse occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. local time. Footage captured by KTRK appeared to show that part of the second floor of the building had fallen on top of the first.

Officials said the building itself was not at risk of collapse, but they were concerned about a second collapse in the stairwell

Officials said the building itself was not at risk of collapse, but they were concerned about a second collapse in the stairwell

It is not known whether those who died were construction workers. All 240 workers at the site were taken into account according to KHOU11.

The breakdown appears to have occurred in the One MRO Project Building, announced by Marathon Oil earlier this year.

A rescue team is on site to search the wreck and make sure no one else is in the house. However, Deputy Fire Chief Ruy Lozano said the building is currently too unstable for them to walk inside.

An employee at the crime scene told KTRK that he was on the ground floor at the time of the incident.

He said it appeared that several floors of a stairwell may have collapsed.

"I hear a loud bang out of nowhere," the worker told the network.

"It sounded like a building was collapsing, which I saw didn't happen, but all I saw was the parking building … we're very close to the parking building. All you see is one Lots of smoke. & # 39;

WATCH LIVE: Rescue workers at the building collapse site near Interstate 10 and Town and Country Road in Houston.

Posted by FOX 26 Houston on Monday 5th Oct 2020

An employee at the crime scene told KTRK that he was on the ground floor at the time of the incident. He said it appeared that several floors of a stairwell may have collapsed

An employee at the crime scene told KTRK that he was on the ground floor at the time of the incident. He said it appeared that several floors of a stairwell may have collapsed

A rescue team is on site to search the wreck and make sure no one else is in the house. However, Deputy Fire Chief Ruy Lozano said the building is currently too unstable for them to walk inside

A rescue team is on site to search the wreck and make sure no one else is in the house. However, Deputy Fire Chief Ruy Lozano said the building is currently too unstable for them to walk inside

In a tweet, the Houston Fire Department confirmed they had responded to the scene.

"The Houston Fire Dept.'s technical rescue team is actively responding to a #buildingcollapse in West Houston," the post said. Three confirmed deaths, one victim taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition. HFD asks for thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families. & # 39;

Neither local law enforcement nor Marathon Oil have yet responded to a request from DailyMail.com for comment.

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