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New York, NY Building Collapse, Jun 1907



Accident Occurred at 2 o'clock in the Morning---Firemen Searching in Ruins for Bodies---Eighteen in Building at Time---Seven Escaped. Two Were Rescued and Rest Are in the Debris.

NEW YORK, June 25.----A four-story building at the corner of Lafayette and Walker streets collapsed early this morning. Three or four families were living on the upper floors and firemen are searching the ruins for those believed to have been killed. Herman Lintig, who conducts a salon on the ground floor of the building, and one or two of the tenants are known to have escaped. At 2:20 a. m. the police announced that when the building collapsed there were eighteen people in it. Seven are known to have escaped, two have been rescued, and nine are supposed to be still beneath the ruins.

George Tarchino, 19 years old, and his sister Mamie, 14, were taken from the ruins, both being alive, but badly injured.

The police fear that mast of the nine persons still beneath the ruins are dead. It will be several hours before the work of rescue is completely.

Aberdeen Daily American, Aberdeen. SD 26 Jun 1907

article | by Dr. Radut