At least six people have been hurt after a row of homes collapsed in South Philadelphia this morning:
BREAKING NEWS OUT OF PHILADELPHIA, PA: EXPLOSION WITH 2 BUILDINGS COLLAPSED AND AT LEAST 6 PEOPLE INJURED. #911BUFF
— Breaking News Feed (@pzf) July 29, 2013
Several taken to hospital after building collapse this am in Philadelphia. Baby was thrown out window to fire fighter http://t.co/obXVIcJlaW
— Elizabeth Campbell (@WJXTElizabeth) July 29, 2013
DETAILS: 6 w/ minor injuries, incl baby & teenager, after explosion & building collapse in Philadelphia; none missing pic.twitter.com/zAOgPqPGgd
— NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) July 29, 2013
— KSAT 12 (@ksatnews) July 29, 2013
One of the victims is reportedly an infant:
At least six injured, including an infant, in violent house explosion and collapse in Philadelphia, Pa.NBC News
— Barbara Espinosa (@1Barbara1) July 29, 2013
The collapse is believed to have resulted from an explosion caused by a gas leak:
Here's a picture of the building collapse in Philadelphia. Witnesses say they heard an explosion and smelled gas pic.twitter.com/N3ebYoZROF
— News4JAX (@wjxt4) July 29, 2013
#Developing: A gas explosion is to blame for a Philadelphia house collapse; 6 people including one infant have been injured
— ABC News (@ABC) July 29, 2013
The investigation is ongoing.
Thoughts and prayers to all those affected.
— KulpmontPAbound (@KulpmontPABound) July 29, 2013
We hope all of the victims will recover swiftly.