A search-and-rescue operation is underway in Poughkeepsie after two buildings collapsed late Monday afternoon, trapping people inside, according to the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department.

The buildings, located at the corner of Academy and Cannon streets, collapsed around 4:15 p.m. Monday, the department reported.

During the collapse, the larger building, which is seven stories, fell onto the smaller three-story building causing it to collapse as well.

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