9 people hospitalized in deck collapse after posing for birthday photo

LIBERTY COUNTY, Ga. — Nine people are in the hospital after officials say a deck packed with people collapsed Sunday.

Liberty County Fire Chief Brain Darby told WJCL people were gathering at a home on Cattle Hammock Road in Midway for a birthday party.

When the group posed for a photo, the deck collapsed, causing victims to fall an estimated 15 feet.

Darby told WJCL that numerous individuals had to be taken to the hospital, including one who suffered a compound fracture.

The identities of the victims have not been released.

The official cause of the collapse is still under investigation.





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