News reports in the last several hours indicate that a building at the corner of Market and 22nd Streets in Center City Philadelphia has collapsed and buried between 8-10 people. There was construction work going on in the area, including demolition work to bring one of the buildings down. It is assumed, but officially unknown, whether the demolition work was the cause of the building collapse.
Reports are that multiple people have already been removed from the rubble and taken to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. A search and rescue operation is under way for an unknown number of additional people.
Additional details will be provided when more information is released.