1 dead, 1 hurt in collapse at midtown building

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MANHATTAN — A building being demolished partially collapsed Friday in Manhattan, killing one person and trapping at least one other beneath the rubble, authorities said.

The collapse occurred about 10:30 a.m. at an eight-story building located at 25 West 38th Street, according to EMS.

It happened in the rear of the building, where construction work was underway, the EMS spokesperson said. What type of construction work the crews were doing was not immediately known.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene and another suffered serious injuries, EMS said.

Some 60 firefighters were called to the scene, officials said. Police have blocked off the street and were not allowing pedestrians in or out.

Businesses nearby, including Epic Hybrid Training, were closed until further notice.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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