One Dead and Six Injured in Dallas Crane Collapse That Crushed Apartment Building


The crane blew over during a severe thunderstorm that has bombarded the southwest.

One person has died after a construction crane collapsed in Dallas, Texas, on Sunday, crushing several floors of an apartment building and parking garage. Six people have reportedly been injured, according to authorities.

Images from the scene show cars teetering on the edge of collapsed floors in the parking garage.

The crane appears to have collapsed from high winds during a storm. Severe weather has ripped through parts of the southeast this month, and states of emergency were declared in affected areas on Sunday after more than a month of rain fell in a day.

Jason Evans, a spokesman with Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, told NBC News five of the wounded were in serious and critical condition, and a sixth person was hospitalized and released.

Check back for updates.

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