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Deck Collapse Kills 9-Year-Old Boy; 13-Year-Old Seriously Injured in Perth Amboy

Perth Amboy

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office are reporting that two boys, ages 9 and 13, fell from the balcony leaving the 9-year-old dead earlier this evening .

According to authorities, at around 5 p.m. , a deck collapsed on the second floor of a building in Perth Amboy causing the boys to fall to the ground on Brighton Avenue.

Police said the 9-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene while a Medivac helicopter airlifted the 13-year-old boy to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in serious condition.

Offcials are trying to determine what caused the deck to collapse.