New York: Building Collapse at Manhattan’s Madison Avenue

April 7, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

A partial building collapse has been reported on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, according to reports.

The collapse was at a construction site at Madison Avenue and 43rd Street in New York. Reports said that four people were hurt.

According to ABC 7 in New York, the ceiling collapsed at around 10 a.m. EDT. The victims were rushed to Bellevue Hospital with a variety injuries, but the severity is not known.

 The location of the collapse is located about one block west of Grand Central Terminal.

The New York Fire Department said the victims are expected to survive, reported NBC New York. The broadcaster said there have been extensive traffic delays at nearby intersections due to emergency vehicles responding.

Other details were not made clear.

Meanwhile, city officials say workers clearing away debris at the site of a building collapse in Lower Manhattan more than a week ago have reached the basement level where the initial explosion took place.

An explosion and fire on March 26 killed two people, injured 22 others, and brought down three buildings along Second Avenue. Officials are looking into whether someone had illegally tapped into a gas line.

Officials say debris removal will continue intermittently to allow for the investigation into the cause of the explosion.

The Association Press contributed to this report.

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