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Shopping mall roof collapses during heavy rain

Heavy rain and thunderstorms caused part of the roof of a North Carolina mall to collapse Friday, NBC station WCNC in Charlotte reported.  

The station reported that the SouthPark Mall was evacuated and emergency crews were on the scene. The Charlotte Observer said no injuries were reported.

An aerial view showed two holes in the roof and some vehicles flooded in the mall parking lot, according to the station.

A flash flood warning was issued for the southern Mecklenburg county. Thunderstorms with widespread showers were expected Friday evening.


The National Weather Service said rainfall produced two inches per hour in the Charlotte area Friday. 

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