The morning after a six-story apartment building in the eastern Iowa city of Davenport partially collapsed, police announced there were no verified fatalities and no known persons still inside.
One person was pulled from the six-story building, increasing the total number of people rescued by fire officials to eight, Davenport Fire Chief Michael Carlsten said during a press conference on Monday.
Workers searched for survivors all night.
Firefighters initially reacted to the collapse on Sunday night and helped 12 more individuals evacuate.
There are no known people trapped within that building, according to Carlsten.
The number of injured victims or the specifics of their injuries have not been disclosed by the authorities.
The guy who was saved overnight was indeed hospitalized, according to Carlsten.
All night long, K-9 units and rescue crews were inside the structure.
Mayor of Davenport Mike Matson remarked, “I can’t express my gratitude to our responders enough when something like this occurs here and tragedy strikes.
A few times before 5 o’clock, rescuers were requested to the scene, Sunday.
The structure, which has flats on the top floors and businesses on the ground level, fell and separated from the back of the apartment complex, according to Carlsten.
Following the fall, authorities discovered a gas leak, and water had also spilled through the building’s floors, according to Carlsten.
The structure’s stability remained a source of worry. Officials, according to Carlsten, are “currently finishing the rescue phase of our operation, and it will soon become a recovery operation.”
There was no immediate information on what caused the fall.
The building’s exterior was being worked on at the time of the collapse, according to Rich Oswald, director of development and community services for the City of Davenport.