‘A miracle’ all safe after building collapse in Penetanguishene, Ont. | Globalnews.ca


First responders in the town of Penetanguishene are breathing a sigh of relief after everyone walked away safe and sound after two walls of a downtown apartment building collapsed.

First responders in the town of Penetanguishene are breathing a sigh of relief after everyone walked away safe and sound after two walls of a downtown apartment building collapsed early Thursday.
Two walls are left in pieces on the ground, and a bed is left hanging on the ledge, serving as a stark reminder that things could have ended a lot worse for the residents inside.
“When we have a partial collapse, the building was occupied and, like I said, those 14 people in the complete building to have a partial collapse where people on the second floor ended up on Main Street and having 14 people in the property itself with no injuries, it’s using the statement that it was a miracle, it’s truly what’s right,” Penetanguishene fire Chief Richard Renaud told Global News.
“It’s something that we never see with the partial collapse. That’s all it was. There was no fire, there were no hydro issues, and there were no gas leaks. It really was just two sides of the building collapsed.”


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