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Sunday
Jul202014

Prisoners Hospitalized After Roof Collapses at Texas Jail

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- Over one dozen prisoners were hospitalized after part of a jail in Texas collapsed Saturday.

When portions of the roof collapsed at the Diboll Correctional Center-- a privately-run jail near Houston-- more than 80 inmates were temporarily trapped by debris.

Nineteen prisoners were taken to local hospitals, but Warden David Driskell says their injuries appear to be non-life-threatening.

The collapse was reportedly caused by water that built up on the roof after days of heavy rain in the area.


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