Columbus roof collapse: 14 people injured in collapse incident near Ohio State University

A roof at an off-campus house near Ohio State University in Columbus collapsed Saturday night, injuring fourteen people, according to officials.

Around 7:40 p.m., first responders were called to East 13th Avenue, a few blocks from the university’s campus, for reports of a roof collapse during a party. According to the Columbus Fire Department, all victims were transported to several nearby hospitals with unspecified injuries but are in stable condition.

Following the collapse, some victims trapped beneath the debris were freed, according to the department. According to WHIO7, officials estimate that 14 to 45 people were on the roof when it collapsed.

The footage shows the house intact, but the front porch roof is in shambles. It is unknown how many of those injured were students at the university.

According to the department, it is unknown if the house had any structural issues prior to the collapse.

In an conversation with the Post, the Ohio State University said that “We are monitoring this serious situation closely and assisting first responders in any way possible. Our thoughts are with those present and their friends and family.”


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