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People Missing After Watergate Garage Collapse

Firefighters were called to the scene just after 10 a.m. Friday.
People Missing After Watergate Garage Collapse
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A piece of interesting news from D.C.:

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser confirms that some people may be missing following a three-story collapse at a Watergate complex parking garage Friday morning.

"Not everyone is accounted for," she said.

A source on the scene said two construction workers may be trapped in a truck in the rubble. Authorities are trying to find them, but the area may be too unstable to extricate them immediately, the source said.

The "pancake collapse" at the garage has also injured at least one person and crushed at least one vehicle. Three stories of the garage apparently collapsed, said D.C. Fire & EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez. Firefighters were called to the scene just after 10 a.m. Friday.
There is one minor injury confirmed. That person has been taken to a hospital.

Special Ops and a collapse team are searching the garage in the 2600 block of Virginia Avenue NW for any other possible victims. At least one vehicle was crushed in the collapse.


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