Two people were injured – one critical – when a section of the façade and roof of a bar and restaurant in Boston collapsed on Sunday afternoon, the Boston Fire Department and local news agencies reported.
Boston police, firefighters and other rescue workers responded to calls for the partial collapse of a single-story building in the Allston neighborhood just before 3pm. EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME.
The fire department confirmed the injuries and said all occupants of the Harvard Avenue business building had been safely evacuated. The damage was estimated at $ 500,000.
A fire department tweet showed firefighters a scene on the sidewalk, surrounded by rubble, including bricks and the Common Ground Bar and Grill sign.
NBC 10 Boston reported that a female victim was outside the institution and suffered severe head injuries when part of the building collapsed. According to the TV station, the second victim, a man, did not need medical attention but accompanied her to the hospital. Deputy Superintendent Susan Schiller said they seemed to know each other.
The cause of the incident is investigated. Other stores that shared the building were closed in anticipation of further damage. Engineers are encouraged to evaluate the structure.
"It's the parapet wall, and when those things fall, they usually fall and it's like a domino effect that just drops everything down," said Deputy Chief Stephen McNeil's secondary collapse. & # 39; & # 39;
The Common Ground website notes that this is a "neighborhood" that serves a constantly evolving menu of specialty beers and freshly prepared, delicious comfort food seven days a week. "
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