Arkansas Building Collapse Injures Five

Two collapse victims were airlifted to area hospitals

 

 
 
 

ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press | | Monday, May 16, 2011


MORRILTON, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a building in a central Arkansas city has collapsed, killing a young girl and injuring at least five other people.

Investigators have not determined what caused the building in downtown Morrilton to collapse Monday.

Conway County Sheriff Mike Smith says rescue teams are searching the wreckage for possible survivors but that he thinks most people escaped. The building housed a beauty parlor.

Christy Hockaday, the CEO of St. Vincent hospital in Morrilton, says one person died and two others are being airlifted to area hospitals. She says the hospital has treated three other victims and that two of them have been released.

Conway County Sheriff Mike Smith says a young girl was killed. Hockaday declined to identify the person who died.



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