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World News | 5 rushed to hospital after part of elevated sidewalk collapses in Texas beach city


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SURFSIDE BEACH (Texas), June 9 (AP) — At least five people were taken to hospital after part of an elevated walkway collapsed in a Texas beach city on Thursday.

It happened Thursday afternoon in Surfside Beach, a small city on the Gulf of Mexico about 60 miles (97 kilometers) south of downtown Houston.

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Surfside Beach Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Justin Mills said at least five victims were airlifted to hospital for treatment, bringing the total number of injuries to about 10.

Mills said he was not aware of the conditions of any of the injured. He did not know the ages of the victims but said they appeared to be teenagers.

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Mills said Surfside Beach firefighters were called at 12:34 p.m. The department is tasked with setting up landing zones for hospital helicopters.

Aerial video from KTRK television showed a walkway that appeared to be made of wood and led to a building. (Associated Press)

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a Syndicated News feed, the body of content may not have been modified or edited by LatestLY staff)


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