Child hurt, residents evacuated after ceiling collapse at apartment building

Posted at 12:14 PM, Dec 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-31 14:14:49-05

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    Cincinnati, OH (WCPO) — Residents of a Wyoming Avenue apartment building had to grab as many belongings as they could and evacuate their apartments due to a ceiling collapse Friday morning.

One child was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, Cincinnati police said. The American Red Cross responded to assist residents who were displaced, along with a building inspector.

An officer at the scene told WCPO that water was leaking before the collapse and buildings materials may have been left on the roof of the Wyoming Crossing Apartments in West Price Hill. Residents reported damage from the third floor all the way to the basement of the building.

Resident Ramona Funsch said she wanted to make sure she took items with her that mattered most.

“You know I was thirsty, woke up, and I felt the building shake,” she said, “Forget the hotel, I just want to make sure, my belongings — I can’t, you know. This is years of me building my life.”

A photo provided by Funsch shows water in at least one hallway of the building. There are a dozen units in the building, but some were vacant.

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