At least two people have been rescued by the Fire Department in Chicago from the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed in the Washington Park neighborhood on Sunday.
The authorities are hunting for other trapped victims. However, the authorities believe no one else to be trapped.
In a Twitter post, the city’s fire department confirmed the rescue of two people in the incident so far. They have called it a “search and rescue” operation.
The building, which is in the 5800 block of South Calumet Avenue, collapsed following an explosion at around 7 pm local time on Sunday, Chicago Fire Department spokesperson Larry Langford said.
Among the two who have been saved is a young man and a 70-year-old woman. Both have been taken to a local hospital in serious -to-critical condition.
More details are still awaited as the police is carrying on the search operations for more trapped people.