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Three Injured in Denton Balcony Collapse



    Three Injured in Denton Balcony Collapse
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    Men injured when decorative balcony collapses.

    Three men were injured when the metal balcony of a third-floor apartment gave way beneath them at a North Texas complex.

    The incident happened early Saturday at The Grove, a recently opened Denton apartment complex marketed largely to students from nearby universities.

    Denton police Capt. Lenn Carter said the three, all in their 20s, were attending a birthday party and were standing on the balcony smoking when it fell.

    All three were airlifted to Harris Methodist Fort Worth hospital. A message left with a nursing supervisor at the hospital wasn't returned Saturday, but a statement from the apartment complex management said none of the injuries were life-threatening.

    Management spokeswoman Chasstity Brown said that the balcony was meant to be decorative and not weight-bearing.