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San Marcos High School graduate and US Women’s Water Polo athlete, Paige Hauschild, injured in South Korea nightclub loft collapse

Posted at 1:04 PM, Jul 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-27 16:04:11-04

Two are dead and at least 10 more are injured after a loft collapsed in a nightclub in Gwangju, South Korea early Saturday morning.

Athlete’s from the U.S. men’s and women’s water polo teams were celebrating the women’s world championship victory at the club when the second floor fell.

Paige Hauschild, a San Marcos High School graduate and member of the U.S. Women’s Water Polo Team, is reported to have sustained minor injuries along with several other U.S Water Polo Athletes.

Hauschild reportedly suffered lacerations to her arm.

San Marcos High School released a statement on Twitter siting the incident.

U.S. Water Polo athletes Kaleigh Gilchrist, Johnny Hooper and Ben Hallock suffered a deep leg laceration, hand lacerations that required stitches and minor scrapes respectively.

There are no reports on the specific condition of Jamie Neushul, a U.S. Women’s Water Polo athlete and graduate from Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta.

But USA Water Polo released a statement on Twitter saying all USA Water Polo athletes are safe and accounted for.

Local authorities said seven to eight people needed rescue after the collapse.

The two people killed were both South Koreans.

An official from the local fire station said that the accident site is under control and it is believed a structural problem caused the loft to collapse under the weight of people at the time.

A conclusion about the cause of the accident is expected to be made Sunday or Monday after further inspections.

The U.S. Water Polo Women’s National Team beat Spain 11-6 Friday to win the 2019 FINA world championship. According to the team, this is the third straight title for the women’s team, and its sixth overall championship