Over 260 hurt in platform collapse during Spain music fest

The sudden collapse of part of a wooden promenade during a music festival in Spain left more than 260 people injured, five of them seriously. The seafront platform, which was 30m long by 10m wide, was packed with people watching a rap artist in the n
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The sudden collapse of part of a wooden promenade during a music festival in Spain left more than 260 people injured, five of them seriously.

The seafront platform, which was 30m long by 10m wide, was packed with people watching a rap artist in the north-western city of Vigo when it suddenly collapsed just before midnight on Sunday, Vigo mayor Abel Caballero told reporters yesterday.

The promenade collapse happened as Mallorcan rap artist Rels B was performing as part of the two-day O Marisquino festival in Vigo, a city of around 300,000 people.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 14, 2018, with the headline 'Over 260 hurt in platform collapse during Spain music fest'. Print Edition | Subscribe