Residents: Department of Buildings knew of leaning wall prior to collapse

Posted: Updated:
SOUNDVIEW -

The city's Department of Buildings received complaints of a leaning wall just two days before it collapsed at an apartment building in the Bronx—displacing 12 families, officials say.

The incident happened at Fteley Avenue in Soundview Thursday evening.

MORE: Officials: Crumbling building displaces Soundview families

Video shows strangers shouting and rushing to help rescue residents trapped inside of their homes after a pile of bricks from the collapse blocked a gate.

Tenants say they have been complaining about the leaning wall for months, and no one has done anything.

The American Red Cross says it is assisting nine displaced families until the Department of Buildings evaluates the damage.

  • SlideshowsMore>>

  • 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

    2018 MTV Video Music Awards

    Sights and scenes from the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, held on Aug. 20, 2018 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

    Sights and scenes from the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, held on Aug. 20, 2018 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

  • Your Bronx Weather Photos

    Your Bronx Weather Photos

    Share your weather photos with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #BXWeather.Share your weather photos with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #BXWeather.

    Share your weather photos with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #BXWeather.

    Share your weather photos with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #BXWeather.

  • Things To Do

    Things To Do

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."