Gonzalo Ratner, of the Civil Defense, explained that the warning about what had happened came Call 911. “This is a major building located within a business with trapped people who have been rescued by firefighters,” Ratner said, according to the preliminary report.
But he clarified that although the victims “were injured, they will not be serious and they are assisted by the medical staff immediately.”
When explaining the causes of the collapse, the Head of Civil Defense assessed: “Age influences and some failures are not seen with the naked eye, however we must wait for the reports of firefighters, civil defense and special works.
Neighbors mentioned that it was a building “Very Old”. In fact, he emphasized her most frequent customers Capital Almost 40 years ago the family ran a grocery store in the place they had rented ever since.
‘It’s always very neat and lacquered, but the build is old.’, They indicated. They noted that the marriage itself has always been in charge of the business, as well as an employee who has also worked there for several years.
Traffic stopped in the area due to the operation.
Sapper firefighters and civil defense personnel worked at the site of the collapse.
Leo Vincenti / DC