Couple escapes, 9 homeless after Philadelphia house caves in

A couple has escaped as a Philadelphia row home collapsed around them, leaving seven others in an adjacent house homeless, too.

Lisa Payne and Aaron Brisbon say they were getting into bed when they heard a booming sound and the house in the city’s Germantown neighborhood began to collapse. That happened about 1 a.m. Thursday.

Payne says Brisbon was able to catch the ceiling as it fell, and the couple ran out before it completely caved in.

Their row home pulled away from another, which was also damaged. Seven people there have been left homeless, too.

There were no reports of injuries.

The cause of the collapse remained under investigation.

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