On Sunday, a woman shot dead and six others sustained wounds after a crane collapsed onto an apartment building in Downtown Dallas, due to poor weather conditions, reports a fire department official.
The crane accidentally collapses onto the Elan City Lights Apartment Complex and made a large hole in the east portion of the building, thereafter, landed on an adjacent parking garage, said Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans.
According to video footage uploaded on social media, the crane was devastatingly swaying due to strong winds with debris falls at distinct places before it finally fell.
Firefighters accompanied by live-find rescue dogs were looking after the complex for missing and wounded people.
Jason Evans said, “This is a really challenging situation in the sense that I cannot personally recall that we’ve had a crane collapse that involved an already inhabited building.”
“Our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by this incident. We only hope that the damage that’s been inflicted thus far is where it stops,” added Mr. Evans.
The National Weather Service had reported that the crane collapses after 2 pm and were multiple reports of downed trees. A drastic thunderstorm was watched for Dallas-Fort Worth area were issued at 11:25 am.
Power outages were reported in Dallas-Fort Worth area because of inclement weather, affected around 227000 people residing there, reports the electric company Oncor.