NEW YORK (AP) - One person died and two were injured after a building under construction in Manhattan partially collapsed early Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Authorities responded to the call about the five-story, unoccupied tenement building located at 280 West 113th Street at about 12:30 p.m. said Emily Rahimi, a spokeswoman for the fire department. Some of the building's floors apparently gave way, officials said.
No scaffolding was visible outside of the building, and the outer walls did not appear to be affected. A view from the roof of a nearby building showed that the top floors of the structure had fallen in.
Police confirmed that one person had died. The two who were injured were taken to St. Luke's Hospital. There was no other information immediately available on the victims.