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Upper Manhattan residents displaced after wall collapse

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The Red Cross is helping residents displaced after a retaining wall collapsed and crashed through their apartments in Washington Heights early Saturday morning.

Fire officials say the wall located between 67Pinehurst Avenue and 81 Cabrini Boulevard came down around 4:27 a.m. The wall sent an avalanche of rubble slidinginto the apartment building, causing atemporary evacuation of about 100 residents in two buildings.

Most of the residents have been allowed to return home but eight adults and two children were left homeless because of structural damage. The Red Cross provided the residents with emergency housing.

According to the NYC Dept. of Buildings, the heavy rainfall Friday and Saturday may have contributed to the collapse.     

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