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23 Party Goers injured in Austin Balcony Collapse

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Nearly two dozen people were injured early Sunday morning when a balcony collapsed at an Austin apartment complex. According to the Houston Chronicle the about 30 people were thrown to the ground when the second-story balcony came crashing down around 4 am Sunday morning.

University Medical Center Brackenridge treated 23 injured individuals with injuries ranging from superficial scratches to fractured and broken bones.

A preliminary inspection found that there were approximately 30 people on the 400-sqaure foot balcony, exceeding the structures weight limit.

A more in depth investigation as to why the balcony collapsed will follow in the coming days and weeks.

Thankfully there were no life-threatening injuries or fatalities as a result of the collapse.