Spain festival collapse in Vigo injures dozens

13 August, 2018, 20:52 | Author: Regina Silva
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There were no reports of any fatalities from the incident which broadcaster Radio Galega said left 266 people injured at the O Marisquino festival in Vigo, a town in the Galicia region.

Many of those caught up in the collapse fell into the sea below.

The accident occurred after midnight when the promenade As Avenue, a wooden platform suspended by concrete columns, collapsed into the water.

Out of 313 people injured, five are in serious condition, and children fall among those with broken limbs.

The mayor, Abel Caballero, said an area of 30 meters by 10 meters (99 by 33 feet) had given way. "Everything indicates that no one is trapped underneath", he added.

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Firefighters search for victims after dozens of people fell into the sea during a concert in Vigo, northwestern Spain.

People attending the concert said the crowd was enjoying the concert when they heard the boardwalk breaking.

Witnesses told Spanish media that people struggled to scramble to safety from the under the debris of the failed structure. "A boy gave me his hand in the end and I got out".

The Port Authority of Vigo attributed the collapse to a structural failure.

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