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Girls injured in stage collapse during dance performance
Girls injured in stage collapse during dance performance

A stage holding 250 girls has collapsed during a performance at an Orange County school.

The students from Service High School in Anaheim were performing as part of an event called the Red and Gold Rally when the stage collapsed, ABC News reported.

Police believe the stage collapsed due to weight, causing a number of girls to drop 10 feet.

At least 25 girls were hurt in the incident, but no major injuries were reported.

"They were on their final performance so everyone was jumping around like crazy, and then all of a sudden the very front row just completely fell under. We were all in shock," said one witness Stephanie Stevenson.

A total of 300 to 400 students were in the auditorium for the sold out event at the time of the collapse.

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