Police officers struggled to hold back passersby who couldn’t believe their eyes at the sight of much of the first block of E. 26th Street and the cars formerly parked there
now resting in the belly of the train tracks.

At approximately 3:45 p.m., workers in the 2500 block of N. Charles Street, including those in the AFRO office heard a sound that mimicked loud thunder with the jolting effect of an earthquake. Not knowing what it was, many went to investigate and found the collapse.