Between 30 and 40
people were being treated for injuries, none of which appeared
to be major, Hartford Police Department Deputy Chief Brian Foley
said in postings on social network Twitter.
Police and fire responders were aiding the injured. The Hartford
Courant newspaper reported that 23 people had been taken to
"We are very lucky that there were no fatalities and no known
critical injuries from what could have been a truly tragic
incident," Mayor Luke Bronin said in a statement.
The collapse took place during an off-campus party at private
housing near Trinity College, Foley said. The third-floor porch
collapsed onto the second-floor one, which then fell to the
Foley posted pictures showing the exterior of a 3-story house
with the three porches sheared off.
(Reporting by Chris Michaud; Editing by Clarence Fernandez and
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