Philadelphia building collapse victims will be ID’ed today

Officials rescue someone from the rubble at the building collapse at 22nd and Market streets in Center City June 5. Credit Rikard Larma.
Officials rescue someone from the rubble at the building collapse at 22nd and Market streets in Center City June 5. Credit Rikard Larma.

Reports are saying that officials are planning to release the names of the six victims in yesterday’s building collapse later today.

Mayor Michael Nutter in a press conference this morning said a full investigation will be launched to find out what caused the collapse on 22nd and Market streets that killed six people and injured 14.

Late last night, Nutter announced the death toll had risen to six. Shortly after, 61-year-old Myra Plekam, of Kensington, was rescued after being buried under rubble for nearly 12 hours.

Read Metro’s coverage here:
Six dead in Center City Philadelphia building collapse
Woman rescued from Market Street rubble
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