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Eight injured in partial ceiling collapse at go-go event

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WASHINGTON (WJLA) Eight people were taken to the hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries Friday after acoustic ceiling foam fell onto an audience on I Street SE, where the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities was kicking off a two-month go-go exhibition.

Fire officials tell The Washington Post that the combination of the construction and the vibrations from the show "Go-Go Swing: Washington, D.C.'s Unstoppable Beat" may have caused dust, debris and foam insulation to come crashing down on the audience. The band Black Alley was playing at the time.

Five people were taken to George Washington University Hospital and three to Howard University Hospital. They were expected to be released that night.

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