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Balcony collapses, kills 5

16 June 2015, 15:13

Berkeley, California — Authorities say five people are dead and eight others injured in a balcony collapse in California

Officer Jennifer Coats of the Berkeley Police Department says many of the injured have critical, life-threatening injuries.

She says police received the call about the incident shortly before 1 a.m. PDT (0800 GMT) Tuesday.

Arriving officers found that the balcony on the fourth floor of an apartment building on Kittredge Street had collapsed.

Coats says officers are still investigating at the scene and she doesn't have any information on how it occurred or what the people were doing on the structure at the time.

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