Ramp collapse in beach town injures dozens of teens

On Thursday in Surfside Beach, a beachside city in Texas, a ramp collapsed, injuring dozens of teens.

At the scene of the emergency, the Surfside Beach Volunteer Fire Department arrived and set up landing areas for medical helicopters. Five victims were flown to the hospital, with six others taken by ambulance and yet ten more taken to hospitals by private vehicles.

All of the victims were between the ages of 14 and 18 and attending the Bayou City Fellowship summer camp.

Speculation abounds as to the cause of the collapse. Aerial footage from KTRK shows that the walkway appeared to be made from wood and led to a building. According to Brazoria County officials, none of the injuries were life-threatening.

Surfside Beach is a small city located along the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 60 miles south of downtown Houston.

It is unclear what exactly caused the ramp to collapse, but it is likely that the structure was not sufficiently reinforced to handle the weight of the teens on board.