World|life|August 14, 2018 / 03:18 PM
300 injured as wooden pier collapses at O Marisquino music festival in Spain

AKIPRESS.COM - More than 300 people have been injured after a wooden pier collapsed at a music festival in Spain, Sky News reports.

Five people were left seriously hurt after the 30 metre-high (98ft) platform gave way at the O Marisquino festival in the northwestern city of Vigo.

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

Two of those seriously injured were children, news service Faro de Vigo reported.

It added that some affected suffered traumatic brain injuries, but did not specify their age or genders.

Authorities have confirmed that 313 people were injured in the collapse.

The festivalgoers were watching Mallorcan rap artist Rels B when the structure gave way just before midnight local time (11pm BST) on Sunday, Vigo mayor Abel Caballero told reporters at the scene.

He added: "The causes have yet to be determined. Everything indicates that no one is trapped underneath."

Wooden boards cracked along a central section of the walkway before people tumbled into the water, emergency services have said.

Professional divers have reportedly searched the waters to make sure nobody is still trapped.

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