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1 dead, 2 injured after brick column collapses at Lewis & Clark College

Circular Pipe Organ
Posted at 9:37 AM, Aug 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-30 12:38:26-04

A brick column reportedly collapsed at Lewis & Clark College, leaving a student dead and two others injured.

The college, in Portland, Oregon, called the incident a "tragic accident" and said it was working to contact the students' families.

"We are deeply saddened by the shocking loss of a member of our community," the college said in a statement.

According to NBC News, witnesses told authorities that several people were in hammocks Monday as the brick column fell toward them.

A 19-year-old man was identified as the person who died. The injured included two 18-year-old women.

The incident happened on the first day of the semester.

An investigation into what caused the collapse is ongoing.