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Thirteen Hurt When Deck Collapses

Image: A deck collapsed at an oceanfront inn on Pawleys Island
Rescue crews on the scene after a deck collapsed at an oceanfront inn on Pawleys Island.Holden, Brooke / WMBF

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More than a dozen people were hurt in South Carolina Friday when the deck they were standing on gave way and collapsed, authorities said.

The deck collapse happened at the Sea View Inn on Pawleys Island, South Carolina, a barrier island off the Atlantic Ocean about 70 miles northeast of Charleston, at about 6:30 p.m. Friday. None of the injuries were life-threatening, NBC affiliate WMBF reported.

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Image: A deck collapsed at an oceanfront inn on Pawleys Island
Rescue crews on the scene after a deck collapsed at an oceanfront inn on Pawleys Island.Holden, Brooke / WMBF

Thirteen people were treated at area hospitals, and another five fell but refused medical treatment, emergency officials told the station. The deck fell about 10 feet.

Building inspectors later deemed the rest of the building safe, the station reported.

— Phil Helsel

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