Video from SEPTA bus shows building collapse

Posted: July 19, 2013

SEPTA released video-surveillance footage yesterday from its Route 31 bus that captured the June 5 building collapse at 22nd and Market streets that killed six people and injured 14.

The video shows the four-story wall crashing onto the adjacent Salvation Army thrift store at 10:41 a.m. as the bus, traveling east on Market Street, pulled up to the intersection.

People scrambled away and cars sped off as a cloud of dust expanded, but some people soon started running toward the building.

Several pedestrians later walked by the bus, seemingly as if nothing had happened.

Firetrucks arrived within minutes.

The video was released in response to a Right-to-Know request filed by the Daily News and other news organizations.

As recently as Wednesday, the District Attorney's Office had insisted that the SEPTA video would not be released because of the grand-jury investigation into the collapse.

- William Bender

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