More than 30 hurt in off-campus deck collapse in Connecticut
HARTFORD: 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 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 area hospitals. 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.