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Boardwalk Collapses During O Marisquiño Festival In Spain, Injures 313

Boardwalk Collapses During O Marisquiño Festival In Spain, Injures 313
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SPAIN (CelebrityAccess) – Hundreds of people were injured when a 130-foot stretch of boardwalk collapsed into the sea at the popular O Marisquiño Festival in the city of Vigo in northwestern Spain on Sunday.

According to The Associated Press, 313 people required medical treatment following the incident with five suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries.

While the local port authority suspects the collapse was due to structural issues that were compounded by “excessive weight,” Vigo mayor Abel Caballero has announced a full investigation into the event.

The collapse occurred during a set by Spanish rapper Reels B and may have been caused by hundreds of people dancing atop the wooden panels. Rescue teams and divers were reportedly searching for potential victims amid the wreckage today. Five people who were seriously hurt did not have life-threatening injuries, according to CBS News. The wooden boards cracks along a central section, about 130 feet long, and people slid into the sea below, emergency officials said, according to CBS.

O Marisquiño Festival, which takes place annually, draws a large predominantly youth-based crowd and features music and action sports such as BMX and skateboarding.

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