Person critically injured, trains slowed after partial Bronx building collapse

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THE BRONX — Three people were injured, including one critically, and two trains are traveling at reduced speeds Monday after a partial building collapse near "The Hub" in the Bronx, according to officials.

A partial building collapse in the Bronx injured three people, including one critically, on Sept. 24, 2017. (AIR11)

The partial collapse happened near East 149th Street and Third Avenue around 11:27 p.m. Sunday, FDNY said. "The Hub," a popular shopping destination, is located in the area.

In the incident, a section of the decorative masonry cornice at the top of the 6-story commercial building fell to the sidewalk, officials with the Department of Buildings said.

Three people were hospitalized because of the incident, with one listed in critical condition and the other two suffering minor injuries, FDNY said.

Southbound Nos. 2 an 5 trains are traveling at reduced speeds near 3 Av-149 St because of the unstable building, according to the MTA.

Commuters should allow for additional travel time. It is not known how long the reduced speeds will last.

A full vacate order was issued to the entire building because the partial collapse occurred near it main entrance, NYC buildings officials said.

A violation order has also been issued to the building owner for failure to maintain it, and the owner has been instructed to construct a sidewalk shed around the building, the officials added.

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