No one else believed trapped under collapsed Houston wallJanuary 31, 1997
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HOUSTON (CNN) -- All the people who were feared trapped under tons of steel and rubble when a wall at a Houston mall collapsed have been accounted for, fire officials said Friday.
Three people were killed when the 20-foot-high wall crashed down early Thursday at Northline Mall, about five miles north of downtown Houston.
Authorities had feared several more may have been trapped, but six people who were reported missing have since been accounted for.
The area where the wall collapsed was being demolished to house a new Magic Johnson Theater complex. The section that fell was about 150 feet long and tumbled down at a time when dozens of "mall walkers" were taking their morning strolls.
Six walkers were injured, as was a firefighter -- none of them seriously. Officials found three bodies underneath the rubble. The victims were identified as Leola Edwards, 59, Ema Curtis, 62, and Thelma Loraine Jolly, 53, all of Houston.
The cause of the collapse was not immediately known.
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