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Bushwick Boys Hurt in Wall Collapse

NEW YORK (AP) — Two boys were hospitalized after a wall in their backyard collapsed on them.

Authorities tell the New York Post  that 11-year-old William Arango and his 10-year-old cousin Nathyiz (Nah-THIGH'-iz) Figueroa were hurt while playing basketball behind the house in Bushwick on Friday evening.

The ball flew over the cinderblock wall. When they climbed across to get it, the structure collapsed. Neighbors say William was pinned under the rubble and had to be pulled out.

The Department of Buildings is investigating the collapse.

April 16, 2012 - 10:00am


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