Three people are said to be ‘seriously hurt’
13 people were injured after the floor of a bar collapsed in an east London pub on Saturday.
As per the BBC, emergency services were called to Two More Years bar around 16:50 on February 12 after the mezzanine floor of the Hackney Wick boozer collapsed, leaving people trapped until responders arrived.
Multiple people injured after floor collapse at Two More Years pub – HACKNEY, LONDON
— South East News Pictures (@senewspics) February 12, 2022
Firefighters rescued seven people who were stuck among the collapsed floor; paramedics said three people were seriously hurt and 10 more had minor injuries and four were taken to major trauma centres.
The capital’s mayor Sadiq Khan thanked the ambulance service, fire brigade and police for their “swift action” and Dianne Abbot, the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, shared her concern on social media following hearing the news:
Alarming to hear that 13 people injured tonight after a mezzanine floor collapses at the popular “Two More Years” bar in Hackney Wick. Firefighters rescued 7 trapped people. 3 people seriously hurt, 10 more had minor injuries and 4 taken to hospital pic.twitter.com/QbmDcUrE2q
— Diane Abbott MP (@HackneyAbbott) February 12, 2022
A mental health worker and therapist named Hal from Stratford was on the mezzanine floor when it collapsed and managed to escape with a few scratches.
Speaking to BBC reporters, he said that the majority of the crowd within the bar had gathered after a local football match between Clapton CFC and Stonewall FC.
The bar itself shared a message on Instagram saying “Our thoughts are with everyone that has been affected.”
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He described the moment as sounding “like a rumbling – a bit like an earthquake”, adding, “you can’t be prepared for anything like this” and that everyone “helped each other out”.
Another witness said: “There was just this sort of cracking sort of noise and dust started coming down. Me and my friend just ran to the side and the whole thing just came down in a matter of seconds.”
London Ambulance Service are treating the collapse as a major incident.
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