Ceiling collapse injures 3 in Brunswick

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BRUNSWICK — Three people were taken to Parkview Adventist Medical Center Tuesday after the living-room ceiling of their 75 Pleasant Street apartment collapsed on them.

Fire Chief Ken Brillant described the victims’ injuries as minor.

The individuals, who officials have declined to identify, were sitting in the room when an approximately 24-square-foot section of the plaster ceiling of the second-floor apartment suddenly fell.

“There was no warning or any obvious cause,” Brillant said.

Brillant said the three victims were outside of the apartment when rescue units arrived. They were later taken to the hospital after complaining of neck and back pains.

Brillant described the building, which is owned by Paul Dube of Topsham, as older, with plaster walls and ceiling and lathing, but relatively well-kept.