Friday, March 16, 2012

7 injured in Kentucky roof collapse; tornado strikes Michigan

(CNN) -- Seven people were injured Thursday when heavy rains caused a partial roof collapse at a Barbourville, Kentucky, business, officials said.

Initial reports from the scene were that the drainage system at Tru-Seal Manufacturing was clogged and caused water to pool on the roof, causing a partial collapse, said Kentucky Emergency Management spokesman Buddy Rogers.

Three people were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Rogers said. Several others walked over to the hospital on their own with minor injuries, he said.

A total of seven people, all adults, were checked into the Knox County Hospital, said hospital spokesman Shawn Gentry. Read More