Jail Roof Collapse in East Texas Injures Inmates

Published 07/19 2014 02:49PM

Updated 07/19 2014 02:58PM

The roof of a correctional facility in East Texas collapsed early Saturday afternoon, according to the facility's warden.

The Diboll Correctional Center is used for housing in Diboll, Texas. The private correctional center's warden says 84 offenders were in the area when the collapse happened and were temporarily trapped.

Ten people were taken to the hospital for injuries, while others are being treated at the facility.

Authorities say they've been moved to the jail's gym. None of the injuries are life threatening.

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