House collapses in Columbus, two people taken to hospital

Two people were taken to the hospital after a house collapsed in Columbus.

Posted: May 17, 2019 12:48 PM
Updated: May 18, 2019 9:43 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Two people were taken to the hospital after a house collapsed in Columbus.

City of Columbus spokesman Joe Dillon confirmed the incident happened Friday morning on 10th Avenue North.

This home on 10th Avenue North collapsed with three construction workers inside.

He said three workers were trying to demolish the storm-damaged home.

The workers removed a load-bearing wall and the structure leaned and collapsed, Dillon said.

Neighbors said no one had been living in the home before the storm in March. 

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