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6 injured, 4 taken to hospital after roof collapse in Atlanta

Posted July 18

— Six people were injured and four people were taken to the hospital after a roof partially collapsed in southwest Atlanta.

The incident occurred at Blu Cantina, located at 257 Peters Street, around 8:40 p.m., according to a spokesperson with the Atlanta Fire Department.

Of the six people injured, the fire spokesperson says one was seriously injured with a head injury, according to authorities.

Officials say about 40 percent of the roof collapsed, which forced the evacuation of the business, as well as the two businesses next to it.

About 30-35 people were in the establishment during the incident, but the fire spokesperson says most of them were outside by the time crews arrived at the scene. The people outside had to be moved back as crews were not completely sure the building wouldn't completely collapse.

Peters street was closed during the incident, but is now back open.

CBS46 reporter Dante Renzulli is at the scene and recorded a Facebook Live, which includes information from the fire spokesperson.

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