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Student wedged between buildings

on November 04, 2013 10:20 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Fire officials say a 19-year-old New York University student may have been trapped between two buildings for as long as two days.

The victim, Asher Vongtau, was rescued at 6:25 p.m. Sunday.

A fire department spokesman says he’s in serious condition at Bellevue Hospital.

It’s unclear how Vongtau got stuck between a five-story parking garage and a 17-story NYU dormitory. The buildings are between Lafayette and Franklin streets in lower Manhattan.

The spokesman said rescue workers broke through a concrete wall to reach Vongtau.

He was wedged in an area about 6 to 18 inches wide. It took about 90 minutes to pull him out.

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