Texas beach boardwalk collapses, injuring 21 teenagers

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(RockedBuzz via Reuters) – Twenty-one teenagers from a church group were injured on Thursday when a section of the wooden walkway at a Texas beach park collapsed, officials said.

Five of the injured were taken to the hospital by helicopter, six by ambulance and 10 by private vehicle, a Brazoria County statement said.

“No individual has life-threatening injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation,” the statement said.

The injured, aged 14 to 18, were visitors to Bayou City Fellowship summer camp in the Houston area, the statement said.

Video of the scene showed a crack in a section of a wooden walkway at the Stahlman Park Event Center in Surfside Beach, about 60 miles (100km) south of Houston on the Gulf of Mexico.

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta in Carlsbad, California; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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