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Building Collapse In Houston Injures Dozens

At least 30 people were injured when a building collapsed during a religious celebration near Houston Thursday.
Posted at 6:23 PM, Jun 26, 2014

Dozens of people were injured Thursday after a building collapsed near Houston.

At least 100 people had gathered for a religious celebration when the second floor of an apartment above a garage collapsed. People on the second floor and in the garage were reportedly injured. (Via KHOU)

Only one person was reported to have serious injuries. At least 30 more are being treated for minor injuries. (Via KRIV)

Witnesses told KHOU people traveled from all over the U.S. to attend the celebration for the Indian religion Jainism, one of the four major religions in India.

Although little damage is visible from the outside, officials are describing the interior of the structure as "pancaked." About six men reportedly held up the collapsed floor so rescue workers could pull people out from underneath the building. (Via KPRC)

An official cause has not been determined but witnesses are speculating the sheer number of people caused the collapse.