1 dead, 2 injured following Chicago porch collapse


1 dead, 2 others hurt in Chicago porch collapse: Fire Dept | Photo credit: Chicago Fire Media

CHICAGO (AP) — One man and two others suffered serious to critical injuries after a porch collapsed Tuesday at a home on Chicago’s West Side, authorities said.

Fire crews worked with tools late Tuesday afternoon to free one man trapped under heavy stone debris but were unable to save him, the Chicago Fire Department posted on Twitter.

Two other persons were transported to a hospital in serious to critical condition, the department tweeted.

The collapse occurred at about 4:15 p.m. in the Garfield Park neighborhood.

One man appeared to be talking to firefighters while they pulled him from the rubble, WLS-TV reported.

It was not immediately clear what caused the porch to collapse.

We will continue to update this story.

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