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British tourist among the wounded as Tenerife nightclub floor collapses injuring 22

British tourist among the wounded as Tenerife nightclub floor collapses injuring 22

Dozens plunged into the basement of the Butterfly Disco Pub, in the Playa de las Americas area, as the floor gave way in the early hours of this morning.

Several of those in the nightclub at the time suffered fractures to their legs and ankles, it said.

More than 20 people got injured after the floor of a nightclub collapsed in Spain's holiday island of Tenerife on Sunday.

She said: "I can confirm one of the 22 injured people is a 59-year-old British man".

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the casualties were taken to nearby hospitals.

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Those injured are said to be from a number of different countries, including France, Belgium and Romania.

A spokesman said firefighters rescued "several people" who had become trapped at the scene.

A spokesman for a local emergency services coordination centre said: "We received an alert that the floor of a disco had given way in an area of approximately four square metres".

The floor of the nightclub collapsed, sending partiers plunging into the basement.

The gay club is in a shopping centre in Playa de las Americas, a clubbing hotspot in the south of the Spanish island popular with tourists.


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