A partial collapse of a building near Yale Medical School has injured several people

Several injured people were rescued from a construction site near Yale after a building partially collapsed Friday. All of the people who were inside the building were accounted for.

A building that partially collapsed in Connecticut injured several people on Friday, just a few blocks away from Yale University.

When the building collapsed in New Haven, it was still under construction.

A spokesperson for Mayor Justin Elicker confirmed that some of those rescued had suffered injuries. It was not reported how serious their injuries were.

Elicker announced at a press briefing a few minutes later that seven people had been injured, two of them critically.

(Connecticut Fire Photographers Association)

Yale described it in an alert sent to campus shortly after 1 pm local time as “a building construction accident.” Lafayette Street between Church Street South & Congress Avenue was also closed.


This report was contributed by The Associated Press.

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