Three people have been killed and another person injured after building partially collapsed in west Houston on Monday, local officials have revealed.
The 15-story building, that was under construction, appears to be the in the 990 block of Town and Country Boulevard, near the intersection of Interstate 10 and the Beltway.
The collapse happened shortly after 1:30pm local time. Footage captured by Click2Houston appeared to show that the second floor of the building had fallen down on the first.
A rescue team is conducting a search of the wreckage to make sure nobody else is inside, though officials believe everyone has been accounted for.
The building, that was under construction, appears to be the in the 990 block of Town and Country Boulevard, near the intersection of Interstate 10 and the Beltway
Three workers were pronounced dead at the scene. A fourth was taken to hospital in a stable condition but the current extent of their injuries is unknown.
The collapse appears to have occured at the One MRO Project Building, that was announced earlier this year by Marathon Oil.
A worker at the scene told C2H that he had been on the ground floor when the incident happened.
He said it appeared that several floors of a stairwell may have collapsed.
‘Out of nowhere, I hear a loud banging sound,’ the worker told the network.
‘It sounded like a building was collapsing, which, I checked out, it didn’t happen, but all I saw was the parking building … we’re very close to the parking building. All you see is a bunch of smoke.’
In a tweet, the Houston Fire Department confirmed they had responded to the scene.
‘Houston Fire Dept. Technical Rescue Team is actively responding to a #buildingcollapse in West Houston,’ the post read. ‘Three confirmed fatalities, one victim transported to nearby hospital in stable condition. HFD asks for thought and prayers for the victims and their family.’
Neither local law enforcement or Marathon Oil have yet responded to a DailyMail.com request for comment.
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