Breaking News: Buildings Collapse Leading to Multiple Injuries in Chicago

Around 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning on Chicago’s West Side after a nearby explosion, buildings collapsed causing mass casualties. Fire department officials requested 10 ambulance buses and still are performing search and rescue operations inside the buildings.

Tuesday morning at West Washington Boulevard and North Central Avenue are like a war zone, although the source of the explosion is unknown at the residential building. “Requesting manpower for searches in structure,” the Chicago Fire Department tweeted.

Multiple Injuries were confirmed, and at least 8 people were transported to the local hospital. Three people are in critical condition, according to Fire Department officials.

Peoples Gas company and ComEd are currently under investigation, Fire authorities added. Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot tweeted her thoughts to the people who were injured and the firefighters who are saving lives now.

“My thoughts are with those who were injured and displaced in the building collapse in the Austin neighborhood. We must also thank the brave men and women of the Chicago Fire Department who are working to abate the dangerous conditions,” She stated.

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