2 injured after restaurant facade collapses in Boston

Massachusetts
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BOSTON (AP) — A restaurant facade has collapsed and injured two people in Boston.

The Boston Fire Department tweeted Sunday that the facade of the single-story commercial building that houses the Common Ground Allston in the city’s Allston neighborhood collapsed shortly before 3 p.m.

Photos of the scene tweeted out by the department showed large chunks of the restaurant’s roof and facade had crashed onto the sidewalk in front of the brick building.

The department said two people were injured, one of them critically. It said everyone in the restaurant was safely evacuated.

Fire officials also reported on Sunday that a dozen residents in the nearby Brighton neighborhood were placed in temporary housing after a tree toppled by Saturday’s high winds partially collapsed of a four-story building’s fire escape. No injuries were reported in that incident.

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