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12 People, Infants Injured After Deck Collapses In Hartford

July 08, 2018 - 12:05 pm
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HARTFORD, Conn. (WCBS 880) -- A dozen people, including infants, were injured after a porch collapsed in Hartford Saturday.

It happened at around 9 p.m., roughly 20 people had gathered on the deck at 91 Campfield Ave. to celebrate a birthday party. Without warning, the platform raised about 20-feet from the ground collapsed.

One neighbor says the incident sounded like an explosion.

“It was a little tilted, you know? And one day we said, ‘Wow, this porch is about to collapse,’ ” explained Carlos DeJesus, who witnessed the accident. “And then it just happened.”

Twelve people and infants were taken to the hospital, all with non-life-threatening injuries.