Rains causes roof to collapse on Columbus man

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  A Columbus man is recovering after heavy rains caused his roof to collapse on top of him.

It happened at a house on Radford Street, not far off Victory Drive in South Columbus around 1:30 Monday afternoon.

Roommates say 62-year-old Jesse Jenkins was lying on his bed inside one of the bedrooms when the ceiling suddenly fell down on top of him.

According to witnesses, the roof had been leaking earlier today and Jenkins tried covered it with a tarp.

He was taken to the hospital with visible injuries to his head and upper body.

No word yet on his condition.

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