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(BERKELEY, Calif.) — An apartment balcony collapsed in California early Tuesday morning, killing five people and injuring eight others, police said.

The accident was reported at 12:41 a.m., in the 2000 block of Kittredge Street in Berkeley, police said in a news release. The balcony that collapsed is located on the fourth floor.

Those injured were taken to two area hospitals.

Authorities are working with building inspectors to figure out what caused the collapse, police said.

The apartment building is located less than two blocks away from the University of California, Berkeley campus.

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