One Killed When Part of Unused Parking Garage Collapses

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Fire and rescue officials say a parking garage that was closed to the public has partially collapsed outside a shopping mall in Bethesda, Md., killing one person and severely injuring another.

Montgomery County fire spokeswoman Beth Anne Nesselt says rescuers were at the Westfield Montgomery Mall in suburban Maryland Thursday.

Earlier, Assistant Fire Chief Scott Graham said two adults were trapped and had severe injuries. Nesselt says one man died. Rescuers are trying to free the other man.

Graham says rescuers have confirmed there are no other people inside the parking structure.

The parking deck is under construction and not open to the public.

Video from the scene showed a large concrete slab that appears to have fallen out of place.

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