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1 dead, 1 trapped in Florida parking garage collapse

1 dead, 1 trapped in Florida parking garage collapse

By Associated Press. CREATED Oct 10, 2012 - UPDATED: Oct 10, 2012

MIAMI (AP) - A fire official says one person has been killed in the collapse of a parking garage under construction at a Miami-Dade College campus and that two workers are still trapped.
    
Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Griselle Marino also says that four people have been taken to the hospital and one is in serious condition. She says three others were treated at the scene.
    
Marino says they do not believe more than the two workers are trapped.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Capt. Louie Fernandez said Wednesday that getting the construction worker out is going to be a long, tedious effort because there is tons of debris around the person.
    
Authorities said no students were in the area at the time.
    
Victoria Buczynski works across the street and says the garage "fell to the ground like a house of cards."

The five-story parking garage was nearly complete when part of it crumbled to the ground.
    
TV reports showed one large section of the concrete structure collapsed.

 

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