Technical Rescue: Firefighters Respond to Philadelphia Building Collapse

06/05/2013
UPDATE 5 a.m. EST: Five women and one man are confirmed dead, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer. Mayor Nutter said that the bodies of all six were recovered in the Salvation Army store. Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said late Wednesday night that rescue teams had about 40 percent of the Salvation Army building remaining to search. Nutter reiterated that officials do not know how many people were in the store at the time of the collapse. Shortly after an 11 p.m. press conference, rescue workers found a woman buried under debris. Deputy Fire Chief Robert Coyne said that 61-year-old Myra Plekam was pulled from the rubble more than 12 hours after the collapse and that she was awake and talki...

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