8 People Injured After Roof Collapses During College Party in California

This photo provided by San Luis Obispo City Fire Department, City Fire Department personnel view the scene after a garage roof collapsed during an early St. Patrick's Day party near California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, early Saturday, March 7, 2015. Seven people were hospitalized, with one person's thigh impaled by a piece of debris, according to The Tribune of San Luis Obispo. None of the injuries are life-threatening, authorities said. Hundreds of students were at the party, many dressed in green.
This photo provided by San Luis Obispo City Fire Department, City Fire Department personnel view the scene after a garage roof collapsed during an early St. Patrick’s Day party near California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, early Saturday, March 7, 2015. Seven people were hospitalized, with one person’s thigh impaled by a piece of debris, according to The Tribune of San Luis Obispo. None of the injuries are life-threatening, authorities said. Hundreds of students were at the party, many dressed in green.

At least eight people were injured after a garage roof collapsed during an early St. Patrick’s Day party at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

The city said in a statement that in the most serious injury, a person’s thigh was impaled by a piece of debris early Saturday. At least seven others were treated for cuts and bruises. None of the injuries are life-threatening.

Police Capt. Chris Staley says three people have been arrested for misdemeanors. The San Luis Obispo Fire Department tweeted that the scene is under control.

The university says it is working with police, and it has opened its own investigation that could result in disciplinary measures.

Several thousand students, most in green, were at the party that was spread throughout the neighborhood.

SOURCE: The Associated Press

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