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(HOUSTON) — Over one dozen prisoners have been hospitalized after part of a jail in Texas collapsed.

When portions of the roof collapsed at the Diboll Correctional Center– a privately-run jail near Houston– more than 80 inmates were temporarily trapped by debris.

Nineteen prisoners were taken to local hospitals, but Warden David Driskell says their injuries appear to be non-life-threatening.

The collapse was reportedly caused by water that built up on the roof after days of heavy rain in the area.

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