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Jersey City building under construction collapses, damaging school; Nearby homes evacuated



JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) — Several buildings were damaged, including a school, after a building under construction in Jersey City collapsed Monday, when gusty winds swept through the area.

Jersey City fire officials say the incident happened just after 8:30 p.m., when a call came in for a possible building collapse with people trapped.

They say a four-story building under construction was believed to have collapsed due to strong winds in the area.

The building was pushed off its foundation into the structure next door.

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The family next door was the one who called 911. They made it out safely, but their two-story home was damaged.

A school in back of the building was also damaged, and as a result, school has been canceled for Tuesday.

Officials say they are worried about the safety of the building on the other side, because the collapsed structure could destroy that building too.

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Ten residents, from the two homes on each side, are being relocated.

Building owners are now dealing with demolition crews to take the building down.

No injuries have been reported so far.

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