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14th survivor pulled from rubble of collapse


PHILADELPHIA, PA (WKOW) – Crews on the scene of a collapsed building in Philadelphia have found a woman buried beneath the rubble more than 12 hours after the building fell.

Deputy Fire Chief Robert Coyne says that 61-year-old Myra Plekam was pulled from the debris and taken to the hospital awake and responding to rescuers.

Authorities say she is the 14 survivor of Wednesday's building collapse, which has already claimed six lives, according to Mayor Michael Nutter.

As of Thursday morning, searchers are still combing through the pile of brick, wood and other debris looking for more people.  Mayor Nutter says the search will continue until everyone is accounted for and rescued.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is now investigating the collapse.

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