7 Injured When Roof Collapses At California College Party

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - Seven people were hospitalized after a garage roof collapsed during an early St. Patrick's Day party at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

The Tribune of San Luis Obispo (http://bit.ly/1DWakd2 ) reports that one person's thigh was impaled by a piece of debris early Saturday. Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center spokesman Ron Yukelson says six others were treated for cuts and bruises. None of the injuries are life-threatening.

In the YouTube video above, police said 50-100 people were on top of the roof and garage, and weight became too much and it collapsed.  (If you can't see the YouTube video, here's the direct link from SLO Tribune's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otleY0JhVWU)

San Luis Obispo police Capt. Chris Staley says three people have been arrested for misdemeanors. The San Luis Obispo Fire Department tweeted that the scene is under control.

The university says it is working with police, and it has opened its own investigation that could result in disciplinary measures.

Hundreds of students were at the party, many dressed in green.

Information from: The Tribune, http://www.sanluisobispo.com

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