New York: a Bronx apartment building collapses

The authorities have not yet reported any deaths following the collapse of the apartment block.

A seven-story building located in the Bronx area of New York, collapsed this Monday. The corner of the block was completely exposed after the collapse of its façade and the seven floors that make it up.

However, according to the authorities, no victims have been found in the rubble and it seems that all the inhabitants of the block are in good health and have been located. According to the Fire Department, there are just two minor injuries reported.

The building is located at 1915 Billingsley Terrace, near West Burnside Avenue, in Morris Heights. From what can be seen in the photographs, the floors that were most damaged after the collapse are the lower ones. In the upper one, the floor still remains more or less in place, with some furniture.

There is an open investigation, but the reasons why the building collapsed are still unknown. The building dates from 1927 and had 47 housing units and six businesses.

Some images on social networks show the moments in which the facade falls, damaging the street furniture and cars that were in its proximity.

According to the New York Post, the building's owner submitted its most recent building condition report in March 2021. There were then reports of seven damaged elements on the façade, including deterioration of the mortar and cracked bricks.