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This photo provided by the Hartford Police Department shows a collapsed deck at a house near Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. Deputy Chief Brian Foley of the Hartford police posted on his Twitter feed that a third-floor deck of a house about two-tenths of a mile from the Trinity campus collapsed onto a second-floor deck, which subsequently fell onto a first-floor deck. Foley says the injured have been sent to area hospitals. (Hartford Police Department via AP)

Dozens of students injured after deck collapses at off-campus house party in Connecticut


Thirty-one students were injured Saturday night when a deck collapsed during an off-campus party near Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, police told ABC News. 

Hartford Police Department Deputy Chief Brian Foley tweeted saying, "3rd floor collapsed on 2nd floor, which collapsed on 1st floor." 

Foley said during a press conference that the deck on the 3rd floor was not structurally sound. 

He added that as many as 40 people may have been hurt, but none of the injuries were serious. 

Trinity College sent out an alert to students noting that the most serious injury reported was a broken arm. 

The college then said in a statement, "28 students were transported to area hospitals and a few remain for ongoing treatment. College staff went to the hospitals to be with the students and assist with getting in touch with the students' families and with providing transportation back to campus. At this time, the majority of the students have been treated and discharged and the College will remain in direct contact with those still receiving treatment."

Foley told ABC News, five people live in the house, which is owned by Trinity College, but managed by a private company. 

The college added in its statement that while this is a very troubling event, they are grateful that none of the injuries were life-threatening. 

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