Two people injured after tornado-damaged house collapses

Published 3:59 pm Friday, May 17, 2019

Two people in northern Mississippi have been hospitalized after they were working on a damaged house and it collapsed.

News outlets report the accident happened Friday in Columbus.

Police Chief Fred Shelton says workers were using a “hammer and crowbar,” and city spokesman Joe Dillon says they removed a load-bearing wall. That’s when the structure leaned and fell.

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Shelton says two people were hurt, but their injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

The house was damaged by a tornado that struck Columbus on Feb. 23.