At least 1 dead after part of Boston parking garage collapses

At least one person is dead after a portion of a parking garage collapsed in the Haymarket area of ​​Boston on Saturday, according to Boston Emergency Medical Services. The Boston Fire Department tweeted shortly before 6:20 pm that companies were working at a partial building collapse at 1 Congress St. NewsCenter 5’s Emily Maher, who was in the North End reporting on a different story, said she saw multiple floors of the parking lot garage, which was being demolished, come crashing down between 5:35 pm and 5:40 pm Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden identified the person who died as a result of the collapse was a young man, but did not identify him.Boston EMS officials said a second person, a passerby who did not appear to be physically injured, was transported to an area hospital. Their condition is not known at this time. One man who witnessed the collapse told Maher that he could hear the sound of jackhammers just moments before he saw some parts of the parking garage collapse.”The open half just collapsed. It couldn’t be on purpose. It had to be an accident ,” that said witness.A woman who heard the collapse said it sounded like continuous thunder.A photo shared with NewsCenter 5 via Twitter shows what appears to be a piece of heavy construction equipment trapped under concrete rubble.A multitude Boston police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel, along with Massachusetts State Police troopers, are currently at the scene. Boston police warned that vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be impacted in the surrounding areas. The MBTA said one shuttle bus route is serving both the Orange and Green lines this weekend , and that the shuttle bus stop at Haymarket is being bypassed due to police activity in the area. MBTA customers are advised to stop at Government Center as an alternate. This is a breaking news story that will be updated as more information comes in.

At least one person is dead after a portion of a parking garage collapsed in the Haymarket area of ​​Boston on Saturday, according to Boston Emergency Medical Services.

The Boston Fire Department tweeted shortly before 6:20 pm that companies were working at a partial building collapse at 1 Congress St.

NewsCenter 5’s Emily Maher, who was in the North End reporting on a different story, said she saw multiple floors of the parking garage, which was being demolished, come crashing down between 5:35 pm and 5:40 pm

Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden identified the person who died as a result of the collapse was a young man, but did not identify him.

Boston EMS officials said a second person, a passerby who did not appear to be physically injured, was transported to an area hospital. Their condition is not known at this time.

One man who witnessed the collapse told Maher that he could hear the sound of jackhammers just moments before he saw some parts of the parking garage collapse.

“The open half just collapsed. It couldn’t be on purpose. It had to be an accident,” that witness said.

A woman who heard the collapse said it sounded like continuous thunder.

A photo shared with NewsCenter 5 via Twitter shows what appears to be a piece of heavy construction equipment trapped under concrete rubble.

First responders at the scene of a partial building collapse at a parking  x20;garage at 1 Congress St. in the Haymarket area of Boston,  Massachusetts, on March 26, 2022.

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First responders at the scene of a partial building collapse at a parking garage at 1 Congress St. in the Haymarket area of ​​Boston, Massachusetts, on March 26, 2022.

A multitude of Boston police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel, along with Massachusetts State Police troopers, are currently at the scene.

Boston police warned that vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be impacted in the surrounding areas.

The MBTA said one shuttle bus route is serving both the Orange and Green lines this weekend, and that the shuttle bus stop at Haymarket is being bypassed due to police activity in the area. MBTA customers are advised to stop at Government Center as an alternate.

This is a breaking news story that will be updated as more information comes in.

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