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Posted at 2:00 PM ET, 05/ 7/2010

House collapses in NW Washington

By Washington Post editors

Crews trying to cap a gas leak apparently triggered by a house collapse in Northwest Washington on Friday morning, WJLA reports.

Investigators suspect construction work being performed on a rowhouse in the 200 block of Morgan Street NW led to the collapse of the home next door, which then appears to have ruptured a gas line.

The work was being done on a property that had been vacant for about a decade. Residents of the home that collapsed heard and felt what they thought was an earthquake. They fled outside and escaped injury.

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By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 2:00 PM ET
Tags:  Construction, Gas leak  
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