Five People Dead After Balcony Collapses in California

A balcony collapsed early Tuesday morning, killing five people and wounding another eight who plunged from several stories up.

It happened in Berkeley, California, just before 1 a.m. at what appeared to be a fourth floor apartment.

At least 13 people were on the balcony when it collapsed.

Many of the wounded have severe life-threatening injuries.

But first-responders suspect that the number of injuries will rise as they continue to investigate.

An Irish news agency reports that many of the people killed could have been Irish citizens.