Authorities release 911 calls from house collapse in Hamilton TownshipPosted: Updated:
Authorities have released the 911 calls made when a house collapsed on July 23 in Hamilton Township.
The incident happened along South Broad Street just before 7 a.m. Tika Justice, 38, was killed and her two daughters were injured.
The most dramatic call came from 20-year-old Azeria Miller. She is one of the survivors photographed while stuck in the rubble of her own home.
In the call she says, "1804 South Broad St. My house has collapsed, and I don't know where my mom and sister is."
She goes on to say, "My mom might be dead, and I mean maybe my mom's boyfriend."
The boyfriend was not at the home, and 1 hour and 40 minutes later, her mother was found on top of her 16-year-old sister.
MORE: Engineer: House collapses like the one in Hamilton are rare
After an examination, engineers determined that the collapse was due to long-term water damage to the concrete of the home. The home was built in 1920.
The family has hired an attorney to look into whether the owner of the house can be held accountable for what happened.
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