Mudslide Causes Wall Collapse in Philly

By David Chang
|  Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013  |  Updated 4:56 PM EDT
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Mudslide Causes Wall Collapse

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Four properties were evacuated after a wall collapsed in the Bella Vista section of the city Monday night.

Officials say rain washed away the temporary shoring behind several buildings at a construction site on the 600 block of South 8th Street. This then led to a mudslide which caused the retainer wall of a building to collapse shortly after 7:30 p.m.

The wall damaged four properties nearby and forced at least eight people to evacuate. No one was injured. The Red Cross is currently assisting the displaced residents.

The heavy rains also led to minor flooding as rivers and creeks throughout the Philadelphia area rose. Heavy winds also uprooted trees and caused other damage in some areas.

The collapse comes less than a week after a deadly building collapse on 22nd and Market that killed six people and injured 13 others.

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