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Firefighter killed in Philadelphia building collapse

Reuters logo Reuters 6/18/2022 By Mike Stone

By Mike Stone

(Reuters) - A firefighter was killed when a building collapsed trapping several people, the Philadelphia Fire Department said on Saturday.

The fire department said there were "2 trapped members from the collapse at 300 W. Indiana St. 1 member was transported to the hospital. The other, a 27-year veteran, was pronounced [dead] at the scene." The department later said the incident was under control.

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Jim Kenney, the mayor of Philadelphia, posted a message on Twitter saying: "Grieving with the members of the @PhillyFireDept and all @PhiladelphiaGov who lost one of our own in the line of duty today."

(Reporting by Mike Stone in Washington; Editing by Mark Potter)


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