Manhattan Building Collapse, People Trapped But Not Injured

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According to reports on social media a building under construction in Manhattan partially collapsed this afternoon.

There are no injuries reported so far even though some were trapped beneath the building in a NYC West 57th Street – 11 ave building. 

The accident occurred shortly after workers began digging inside the construction site. reports:

There were reports people were trapped inside the building, but they have been accounted for.

NY1 confirmed the collapse, saying the building specifically is at W. 57th street near 11th Ave.

A CBS reporter said that at least one person suffered minor injuries.

Meanwhile, photos that were being shared on Twitter show a school bus parked outside the building with debris on its roof.

Specifically, the building is located between 11th and 12th Avenues on W. 57th Street.

Officials told CBS workers were digging inside of the partially constructed building when it collapsed.

Footage taken by NY1 and other broadcasters showed a large hole in the side of a building.

A large number of ambulances and fire trucks were seen in the vicinity of the collapse.

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