Twelve people were injured when the second floor of an apartment complex near a university in western Pennsylvania collapsed last weekend, officials said.
State police said seven people were taken to the hospital and five were at the scene after the collapse at 11:50 p.m. He has been treated, he told Tribune Review.
Trooper Cliff Greenfield said the victims suffered injuries ranging from severe to minor. He said responding police found one lying on the road and others who had gathered outside the three-story building reported that the floor inside had collapsed.
“It’s not known exactly how many people were inside the apartment when the floor collapsed. Those still inside were rescued through a broken first-floor window, causing many injuries.” , searched the building secured by the management.
Greenfield said it was unclear how many of those involved were college students or guests visiting the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, dubbed “IUPatty Weekend.”
University spokesperson Michel Freiling said authorities were providing assistance, including short-term housing, to those affected who were not students.
Off-campus festivities have been happening in Indiana for years and have sometimes caused problems: In 2014, police responded to dozens of calls inside a busy borough street. Some of them were filmed and later posted online of hundreds of people cramming one street into a brawl. In 2017, two shootings were reported to him off campus.
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