Quadplex deemed unsafe to inhabit after ceiling collapse
NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Several South Florida residents were forced to evacuate their homes after part of their ceiling, in the back of their building, collapsed.
The incident happened at a quadplex along Southwest 10th Street and 79th Avenue in North Lauderdale, where the overhang of the rear porch came crashing down.
"All of a sudden, I hear a loud boom, and I thought it was a gun," Kimberly Goodroad, the victim's sister said. "So when I went outside, I find my little brother and his friend sitting on the couch, and they were under the entire collapse, like they were just under the whole entire ceiling, and my little brother's feet were stuck."
Officials said a 16-year-old was taken to the hospital to be checked out.
All four units have been deemed uninhabitable until further notice.
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