HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP/WTXF) - A woman was killed and her two daughters were injured following a house collapse in Hamilton Township Monday morning.
The victim who was killed was identified as a 38-year-old Tika Justice. Her surviving daughters, a 16- and 20-year-old, are now hospitalized.
It's not clear what caused the collapse that killed Justice, whose body was found on top of her 16-year-old daughter. Emergency responders helped rescue the 20-year-old daughter shortly after they arrived on the 1800 block of South Broad Street. Crews reportedly heard screams coming from the center of the rental home.
The 20-year-old daughter was the one to make the 911 call around 7 a.m., originally reporting that the family heard cracking. When first responders arrived on the scene, the house collapsed.
Hamilton resident waist deep in debris after early morning home collapse @FOX29philly one of possibly 3 people inside @LucyNolandFOX29 @IainPageFox29 live update at 5, 6, and 10pm pic.twitter.com/8koEByV1K8— Joyce Evans (@JoyceEvansFox29) July 23, 2018
Both daughters are listed in serious but stable condition.
The cause of the collapse remains under investigation.