A construction crane near the Elan City Light apartment building in Dallas, Texas on Sunday collapsed during a thunderstorm. At the time, the area was under a severe thunderstorm watch, with the possibility of winds exceeding 70mph.
According to Dallas Fire, at least one person has died and six more are injured. The woman died when the crane collapsed and cut through a number of apartment buildings, the Associated Press reported.
Residents whose apartments were unaffected are being allowed in to get the basic necessities.
Some residents of Elan City Lights being allowed to go into unaffected apts to get clothes, meds. Building will be shutdown after horrific crane collapse— Maria Guerrero (@Maria_NBC5) June 10, 2019
5 people injured. And 1 woman killed.
Here's a look at some of the damage:
Video of Elan City Lights apartment building in Deep Ellum. Crane fell into the building. From Elias Canales pic.twitter.com/QonZwfIW9K— Allison Harris (@AllisonFox4News) June 9, 2019
#BREAKING: Storm damage being reported throughout North Texas, especially in Dallas. A crane could be seen toppled onto the Elan City Lights apartments in downtown Dallas.— CBSDFW (@CBSDFW) June 9, 2019
FOR MORE: https://t.co/5RM5GyfmXA pic.twitter.com/igEOMJ7RMT
One person inside the complex took a video of what he saw.
WARNING: Strong language.
NEW VIDEO from an eyewitness at the apartment complex on the east side of the Dallas skyline badly damaged by a falling crane in this afternoon’s severe thunderstorm. (Warning about the language.) pic.twitter.com/6hKUGFEUOy— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) June 9, 2019
This is a developing story. As more information becomes available, this post will be updated.