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

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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.

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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.

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