At least 14 people were injured when a roof collapsed near Ohio State University

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April 30, 2023 | 1:12 am

14 people were injured The roof of the house outside the premises The collapse occurred Saturday night near Ohio State University in Columbus, officials said.

First responders were called to East 13th Avenue, blocks from the university campus, around 7:40 p.m. for reports of a roof collapse during a party.

All of the victims were taken to several nearby hospitals with unspecified injuries but are in stable condition, the Columbus Fire Department told the Post.

Some victims trapped under the debris were freed following the collapse, the department said.

Officials estimate that between 14 and 45 people were on the roof when it collapsed. According to WHIO7.

Footage shows the house intact while the front porch roof collapsed.

It is not clear how many of the injured attended the university.

The victims were taken to several hospitals in the area.
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The department said it was not known if there were any structural problems with the home before it collapsed.

“We are closely monitoring this serious situation and assisting first responders in any way we can. Our thoughts are with those who were there and their friends and families,” Ohio State University told The Post.



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