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Dozens hurt as deck collapses at B.C. wedding celebration

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A deck has collapsed during a wedding celebration at a home in southwest Canada, injuring nearly 40 people, some of them seriously, local officials say. There were no reports of fatalities.

The accident happened just before 6 p.m. on Friday when emergency services were called to a deck collapse at a home in the 5800 block of 268 Street in Aldergrove, a community in Langley, just north of the U.S. border.

Nearly 40 people were injured, including several people who were reported to be in critical condition, and more than a dozen others suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. Injuries include broken legs and ankles.

The victims range from children, including a toddler, to elderly people. It’s unclear how many people were on the deck when it collapsed, but officials said more than 100 people were attending Friday’s event.

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