Trinity College holds vigil following deck collapse - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Trinity College holds vigil following deck collapse

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More than 30 people were injured in Hartford after a deck collapsed (WFSB) More than 30 people were injured in Hartford after a deck collapsed (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A vigil was held Sunday for Trinity College students injured in a balcony collapse at an off-campus house.

31 people were injured when one balcony fell on top of another.

“These are heavy old decks that came down and at this point you look at the third floor and you see the deck was very rotted and old and structurally not very sound, and then you get 50 or 60 kids out there,” said Hartford’s Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley.

There were no life threatening injuries.

Evan Scollard, who is President of the Inter-Greek Council said he was enjoying a night with his friends when he saw a commotion down the street.

"So we started walking down to see what was going on, we assumed it was an accident at the intersection," said Scollard.

Scollard said some of the people who live at the house are part of different houses within Greek life.

Senior Jamie Law said it's scary because it could happen anywhere.

"It kinda hits close to home, we were thinking about living here ... And I mean, that could have been us!" said Law.

The vigil was held at the chapel on campus as a way for the students to come together, talk about what happened and offer up a brief prayer.

Those who were injured were taken to one of five area hospitals. Many have already been released.

The home is owned by the university but is managed by an outside company.

Crews were still cleaning up Sunday afternoon.

Police said they are still investigating and that it's too early to know if they'll face any charges or fines.

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