Hartford (US): Police say between 30 and 40 people have been hurt after a deck collapsed at an off-campus party at a house near Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. No major injuries have been reported.
Deputy Chief Brian Foley of the Hartford police posted on his Twitter feed that a third-floor deck of a house about two-tenths of a mile from the Trinity campus collapsed onto a second-floor deck, which subsequently fell onto a first-floor deck.
Foley says the injured have been sent to area hospitals.
He says the building was not owned by the college. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said in a statement that it was lucky there were “no fatalities or no known critical injuries from what could have been a truly tragic incident.” Trinity College is a liberal arts school in Hartford with about 2,200 students. It’s the second-oldest college in Connecticut after Yale. (AP)
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