New York: A house in Syracuse collapsed, leaving at least 13 people injured

Yesterday, there was a collapse of a house in Syracuse, New York, which caused around 13 people to get injured.

New York: Yesterday, there was a collapse of a house in Syracuse, New York, which caused around 13 people to get injured. The accident happened on Carbon Street and 13 people were rescued, while 11 were hospitalized. There are at least three children who are between the ages of 4 and 6.

Officials said, “At least 13 people were injured in a house collapse in Syracuse, New York. There were about 20 people inside the building at the time of the accident, of which firefighters rescued some people from the house on Tuesday.

Speaking to media persons, Syracuse Fire Chief Michael Monds said that firefighters responded to several calls of an explosion in a two-story residential building at around 4 pm. He said that they immediately reached the spot and saw that many people were already present in the front yard.

Monds informed that the injured, including adults and children, were rushed to Upstate University Hospital for treatment. He informed me that two of them were in critical condition when they reached the hospital.

The cause of the accident is not yet known. However, Monds said that police and fire officials will investigate the cause of the collapse of the 1920 house, while he added that firefighters encountered downed power lines and a heavy smell of natural gas at the tragedy site.

On the other hand, initial dispatch audio suggested that a runaway vehicle crashing into the building’s garage may have caused it to collapse, resulting in several injuries.

The incident site, Carbon Street, has been cordoned off between Oberst and John Street. Syracuse Police, Fire Department, and American Medical Response (AMR) are currently engaged in search and rescue operations amid the debris of the collapsed house, HT reported.

A local resident told CNY Central how the blast shook nearby homes and spread ash on the pavement, comparing the scene to a volcanic eruption that affected an entire block.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said, “New York State is providing support to emergency response teams and stands ready to assist in any way possible. We are praying for all those affected and their families.”

(With agency inputs)