NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –It happened without warning. A boom followed by a cloud of choking dust, braved by several good Samaritans who checked for victims.
Three passersby suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon when a vacant building collapsed in Brooklyn, police and city officials said.
The four-story building at 1438 Fulton St. near Tompkins Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant collapsed at around 2:30 p.m.
“It was a crazy scene out here, reminded me of World Trade Center, so much smoke I was like ‘ugh,'” Miz Brown said.
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The cause of the collapse wasn’t immediately clear.
The building was being prepped for demolition. The fourth floor somehow collapsed onto the third, which then pancaked onto the second, and that sent bricks and wood flying out onto the busy shopping street, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported.Comments