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17 Dec 2019 | 12:25 PM UTC

US: Partial building collapse reported in Midtown Manhattan (New York City) December 17

Partial building collapse reported in Midtown Manhattan (New York City), on West 49th Street and 7th Avenue, December 17; one person killed, with police closing West 49th Street for investigation

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Event

A partial building collapse killed one person on West 49th Street and 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan (New York City) on Tuesday morning (local time), December 17. Police closed West 49th Street in the area to investigate the incident.

Lingering traffic disruptions are possible in the vicinity of West 49th Street and 7th Avenue over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in New York City are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.