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Deck collapse in south end Halifax sends 6 to hospital

09/27/2014 07:16 EDT | Updated 11/27/2014 05:59 EST
A third-storey deck crashed to the ground during a house party in Halifax's south end Saturday morning, sending six people to hospital.

Halifax Regional Police say seven people were on the deck at a house on Brussels Street at around 2 a.m. AT when it collapsed, landing on another deck below. Police are not sure how many people were on the lower level. 

Six people — four women and two men — in their early 20s were taken to hospital. Police say some of the victims have serious injuries but all are expected to survive. 

Staff Sgt. Nancy Rudback said a party was underway at the home when the deck collapsed.

She said police have yet to contact the owner of the house.

Last September, 15 people were sent to hospital after a deck collapsed in Dartmouth.

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