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21 taken to hospitals after NC condo deck falls

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More than 20 people were taken to hospitals after a second-story deck on a condominium in Ocean isle Beach collapsed onto a patio below. More than 20 people were taken to hospitals after a second-story deck on a condominium in Ocean isle Beach collapsed onto a patio below.
OCEAN ISLE, N.C. -

More than 20 people were taken to hospitals after a second-story deck on a condominium in Ocean Isle Beach collapsed onto a patio below.
    
Brunswick County emergency officials say the deck collapsed about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.
    
Emergency services director Anthony Marzano says the injuries included cuts and broken bones but none of the injuries was life-threatening.
    
Thirteen people were taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where 11 were treated and released. One person was admitted to the hospital with a broken leg and a second with a broken ankle.
    
Seven were taken to Brunswick Novant Medical Center in Supply and one was flown to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
    
Marzano says about 25 people were on the deck when it collapsed.
    
An Ocean Isle official said the home is a private residence that was being rented.
    
Mayor Debbie Smith says she would like to have tougher standards for oceanfront decks. But Smith said local governments are not allowed to have higher standards than the state of North Carolina requires.

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