One useless in NYC multi-storey automobile park collapse

One individual has died and 5 others have been injured when a multi-storey automobile park in part collapsed in New York City, officers say.

The 2nd flooring of the three-story shape in Manhattan's Financial District collapsed first, reviews CBS, the BBC's US partner.

Authorities stated all the employees in the constructing have been accounted for.

Video posted on-line suggests vehicles and particles stacked excessive on a mound of shattered concrete.

The cave in happened at round 16:00 neighborhood time (20:00 GMT).

New York City Fire Department (FDNY) chief John Esposito stated the rescue operation used to be "extremely dangerous" for the firefighters and deemed the shape "very unstable".

"We had firefighters interior the constructing conducting searches. The constructing was once persevering with to collapse," he said. "At this time, we consider that we have the employees that had been in chance all accounted for, all out of the building."

The city's mayor stated new science performed a indispensable function in the emergency response.

"I do prefer to factor out that, thank God, we had the robotic canine that used to be capable to go in the building," stated Mayor Eric Adams.

The robotic canine was once in a position to ship video from inner the constructing after which drones have been flown in to habits an evaluation and searches.

The motive of the cave in used to be now not but known, and Department of Buildings personnel have been checking neighbouring constructions for any damages, officers said. 

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