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Sep 12, 2013 1:59 PM by AP, PHOTO: WWL-TV

5 hurt in partial house collapse in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP, PHOTO:WWL-TV) - Five people have been injured during a partial house collapse in New Orleans' Lakeview neighborhood.

Authorities said the building collapsed about 11:30 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Mound Avenue and Catina Street.

A spokesman for the New Orleans Fire Department tells The Times-Picayune that calls initially indicated that people were trapped inside the collapse, but no one was seriously injured.

EMS spokeswoman Liz Belcher says five people - all listed in stable condition - were taken to area hospitals.

The cause of the collapse has not yet been determined.

PHOTO COURTESY OF WWL-TV

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