2 Trapped After Building Collapses in South Dakota City

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 2, 2016 Updated: December 2, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—A fire official says rescue workers are concerned about debris shifting as they try to free two people after a building collapsed in a South Dakota city.

The vacant building collapsed Friday morning, spilling a mound of debris into a street in downtown Sioux Falls. The cause of the collapse is not yet clear.

Fire Rescue Chief Jim Sideras says one person trapped in the debris has been talking on the phone with her mother as crews try to reach her. Sideras says she can’t see daylight so rescue workers know she’s completely covered by debris.

The Argus Leader reports that the other person trapped is a construction worker.

The building has been vacant since September and was expected to reopen in the spring as a drug store.