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Structure Collapses in Toronto: Adults Injured, Baby Unscathed

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A general view of the wreckage after part of a building and its scaffolding collapsed during an accident on a construction site in Toronto, on Monday, April 18, 2016. Several people were hurt at the site of a future crosstown LRT station at the city's Bathurst and Eglinton intersection. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 19 Apr 2016 01:14 PM

A structure that was apparently being demolished collapsed in Toronto on Monday, injuring seven people.

Parts of the building and attached scaffolding collapsed onto the sidewalk and street, Reuters reported. A canine unit assisted in the rescue, and all victims were thought to have been found.

CBC News interviewed a witness who helped pull a woman and baby from the debris.

"All of a sudden the whole thing just came down," said the unnamed witness, who was driving by and swerved to avoid falling cement blocks.

She stopped to help dig victims out and spotted a woman crawling with a baby under her arm.

"The stroller was flattened. I don't know how this baby survived. It was just flattened," the witness said.

Toronto Fire Services division commander Bob O’Hallarn said the stroller must have saved the baby, who wasn’t injured in the collapse, the Toronto Sun reported.

The building at 876 Eglinton Ave. W. formerly housed the House Of Chan restaurant. The location is the future site of a Metrolinx transition station.

Three people were taken to the hospital, with the most serious injuries being “a couple of fractures (and) a head injury,” Toronto Police Insp. Anil Anand told the Sun.

Work on other demolition sites related to the transit project was temporarily halted and resumed Tuesday, The Toronto Star reported.

“I thank God that there was nobody killed,” local Member of Provincial Parliament Mike Colle told The Star. “I know how lucky that little baby was. That was a miracle.”

Toronto Police posted updates about the incident on Twitter.



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