Jones County church floor collapses during youth group meeting - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Jones County church floor collapses during youth group meeting

14 people were injured when the second floor of this Family Life Center at Freedom Baptist Church collapsed Wednesday night. 14 people were injured when the second floor of this Family Life Center at Freedom Baptist Church collapsed Wednesday night.
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Jones County authorities say the second floor of an activity center at Freedom Baptist Church in Myrick collapsed Wednesday evening.

A youth group was in the Family Life Center when the floor crashed onto the gymnasium floor. 79 kids ranging from grades 7-12 were in the building during the time of the collapse.

According to Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge, the drop was about 12 feet.

35 people were injured during the incident. 19 of the injuries were triaged at the scene, 16 other injuries were serious enough to require hospital treatment. One of the injured youths was airlifted to Forrest General Hospital due to head trauma.

None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Copyright 2014 WDAM. All rights reserved.

 

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Wilkerson makes history in two-hit shutout

    Wilkerson makes history in two-hit shutout

    Sunday, July 23 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-07-24 03:47:31 GMT

    Faced with a four-game losing streak and the potential of their first series sweep of the season, the Biloxi Shuckers snapped out of their funk in a big way with a 7-0 victory over the Mississippi Braves on Sunday. 

    More >>

    Faced with a four-game losing streak and the potential of their first series sweep of the season, the Biloxi Shuckers snapped out of their funk in a big way with a 7-0 victory over the Mississippi Braves on Sunday. 

    More >>
  • Marriage equality celebrated in Biloxi

    Marriage equality celebrated in Biloxi

    Sunday, July 23 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-07-24 03:03:50 GMT

    On Saturday, marriage equality was celebrated. An event called One Night Out showcased the positive reaction to the federal law from 2015 that guaranteed marriage equality. 

    More >>

    On Saturday, marriage equality was celebrated. An event called One Night Out showcased the positive reaction to the federal law from 2015 that guaranteed marriage equality.

    More >>
  • WLOX News This Week: Biloxi Development

    WLOX News This Week: Biloxi Development

    A building boom is happening in Biloxi, within the next several months more than 300 new hotel rooms will be available downtown.

    More >>

    A building boom is happening in Biloxi, within the next several months more than 300 new hotel rooms will be available downtown.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly