266 injured after collapse of boardwalk during festival in Vigo

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El Pais / TgCom / Twitter / The Local: 266 people were injured during a festival in Spanish coastal city Vigo after a boardwalk with hundreds of spectators on it collapsed.

The accident occurred during the O Marisquiño festival late on Sunday night. When rapper Rels B was opening his set a wooden boardwalk on Rúa as Avenidas buckled, sending spectators sliding towards the sea below.

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At least 266 people were hurt, with some suffering broken bones and head injuries. Five were seriously injured but there were no fatalities according to the Galician regional government.

View the moment of the collapse.

 

The head of Vigo’s port authority told radio station Cadena Ser that the structural failure was likely a result of concrete supports buckling under excessive weight. The city’s mayor Abel Caballero has announced an investigation into the cause of the collapse, El Pais reports.

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