3 rescued from collapsed New Jersey home

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A three-story house collapsed in central New Jersey early Monday morning, and authorities have rescued three people.

The home tumbled into rubble on South Broad Street in Hamilton Township, near Trenton, just before 7 a.m. It’s not clear what caused the collapse.

Authorities say the first person pulled from the home did not sustain serious injuries. Details on the two other people pulled from the home later in the morning were not immediately disclosed.

The names of the three people were not released. Authorities believe they were the only people in the home at the time.

Paul Feig told WKYW TV in Philadelphia that he tried to comfort a woman injured in the collapse until first responders arrived.

“I saw the house, it was a pile of rubble. Couldn’t believe what I saw so I rode over there to observe,” Feig said. “There were two people on the sidewalk but I went right up to the house. There was a woman trapped in there, I talked to her. She was on the phone with dispatch. She was half in tears. So was I.” (AP)

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