Pa. building collapses, at least 13 injured

Associated Press
Rescue personnel work the scene of a building collapse in downtown Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 5, 2013.  A four-story building being demolished collapsed Wednesday on the edge of downtown, injuring 12 people and trapping two others, the fire commissioner said. Rescue crews were trying to extricate the two people who were trapped, and the dozen people who were injured were taken to hospitals with minor injuries, according to city Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say 14 people were taken from a building collapse in central Philadelphia and 13 were taken to hospitals with mostly minor injuries.

Officials have declined to comment on the status of the 14th person.

Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers and Mayor Michael Nutter said Wednesday the rescue effort would continue with the aid of two search and rescue dogs until officials were assured no other victims remained.

Ayers says rescuers pulled a woman trapped amid the rubble of a Salvation Army thrift store after they heard her voice after the 10:45 a.m. collapse on the edge of the downtown area.

Rescuers used buckets and their bare hands to move bricks and rubble.

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