Officials: Several injured in deck collapse in Summit

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Several people were injured when a deck collapsed in Summit Sunday.

News 12 is told there was an 85th birthday party going on at 67 Tanglewood Drive at the time. A few of the partygoers were gathering on the deck to take a picture when it collapsed.

The battalion chief says they were called to the home at about 2:30 p.m.

Five people suffered relatively minor injuries and two were taken to Overlook Medical Center in Summit.

Officials say it's an older, wooden, detached deck about 30-feet long by about 10-feet deep, with a set of stairs. It broke in a corner when everyone got together to take a picture. One person said it felt like a small earthquake.

The partygoers decided to continue with the party. They say they will take the picture again -- just off of the deck.

 

 

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