Austin, TX – August 1, 2010 | A man and woman who survived a deck collapse at a condominium in South Austin Sunday morning returned to the scene this afternoon to get their belongings.

“It was like boom boom and then you heard everyone screaming ‘help, help,'” said Erica Hagar, 21, who was among the 30 people on the wooden deck attached to the condominium unit when it collapsed. “It was a nightmare.”

According to police, residents at the Garden Court Condominiums located near Oltorf Street and Sunridge Drive in South Austin, were hosting a party and many of the guests were on the balcony at the time of the collapse.

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