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Chicago house where porch fell, killing 1, must be demolished – NBC Chicago

A home on Chicago’s West Side where a porch collapsed, killing one man and injuring two others, “is not structurally sound and must be demolished,” the city’s building department said Thursday.

“The department plans to work closely with the owners to determine a demolition schedule and will continue to help them recover from this tragedy,” it said in a statement.

The collapse happened on Tuesday, killing Anthony Wright, 52, and injuring two others. Officials at the time said Wright was 53 years old.

On Wednesday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the family living in the house were unable to maintain the property.

“As fate would have it, a truss at the top of the building broke off. Part of the facade collapsed as they sat outside enjoying the warm weather,” Lightfoot said.

NBC Chicago

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