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Dozens Injured In Porch Collapse At Party Near Trinity College In Hartford

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP and CBS Connecticut) — Police say 30 people have been hurt after a deck collapse at a party at a house near Trinity College in Hartford. No major injuries have been reported.

Deputy Chief Brian Foley of the Hartford police posted on his Twitter feed early Sunday that a third-floor deck of a house collapsed onto a second-floor deck, which subsequently fell onto a first-floor deck late Saturday.

Foley says the injured have been sent to hospitals around the region. He says the building, located about two-tenths of a mile from the Trinity campus, 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.

The city’s license and inspection department was on the scene shortly after the collapse.

A multi-story beer funnel and tube could be seen in the wreckage.

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