Though the rubble is being cleared, the collapse of two buildings in Center City that left five women and one man dead, in addition to the dramatic late night rescue of a survivor, will surely go down as one of the biggest tragedies in Philadelphia’s history.
City officials were still grappling with the events of yesterday early this morning. They have yet to make an announcement as to what may have gone wrong at a demolition site that led to the destruction.
A search and rescue operation that was expected to continue today has apparently been suspended. Early this morning, firefighters were standing by, not actively combing the site. The ambulances that lined Market Street for much of yesterday are gone.