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Several people rescued after building partially collapses near Yale campus: officials

New Haven firefighters and other authorities responded Friday to reports that a building collapsed a few blocks away from Yale University, trapping people.

Few details were immediately available, but officials said there did not appear to be any fatalities.

Several people were removed from the building.

Initial reports said a building under construction on Lafayette Avenue had partially collapsed, injuring several people, according to Mayor Justin Ericker’s spokesman Lenny Speller.

Later, fire officials heard a radio scanner stating that everyone at the work site had confirmed their whereabouts.

Police and firefighters could not be reached for comment.


Firefighters in New Haven responded to reports that parts of the building had collapsed, trapping people.
WTNH News 8

Collapsed building in New Haven
The incident happened a few blocks away from Yale University.
WTNH News 8

Several ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

Television news video showed paramedics carrying one person out of the scene on a stretcher.

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