Spain festival collapse in Vigo injures dozens

Spain festival collapse in Vigo injures dozens

More than 300 people were injured after a wooden platform collapsed at O Marisquiño, a music festival held in Vigo, Spain on Sunday, according to BBC News.

There were scenes of panic as revelers plummeted into the sea and were unable to get out just after midnight.

"Two people, one of them was a friend of mine who was not able to get out, the container was falling on us and we were trying to hold it in". People landed on top of me.

"There were people underneath me, shouting that they couldn't get out". "I didn't think I would". "People fell on me. There was a girl with blood on her head".

No one is reported dead. I got it out.

In a tweet (in Spanish), Rels B wished "strength" to the injured and advised anyone anxious about friends or relatives to contact an emergency information point set up by festival organisers.

But the head of the city's port authority told a local radio station it was likely "excessive weight" that caused the boardwalk, held up by concrete pillars, to give way, and that there may have been structural issues, USA Today reports.

Mayor Abel Caballero has announced an investigation will be launched to determine why the wooden platform collapsed.

It features various cultural activities, including concerts and gastronomy, and some 10 sports competitions - including skateboarding and mountain biking - over a three-day period.



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