Concert-goers cheat death after the floor caves in underneath them

Concert-goers cheat death after the floor caves in underneath them

This is the dramatic moment concert-goers cheat death after the floor caves in underneath them during a live music performance. Seven people including

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This is the dramatic moment concert-goers cheat death after the floor caves in underneath them during a live music performance.

Seven people including two minors were injured at a bar in Kennedy near the Colombian capital Bogota.

Footage showed youngsters jumping up and down on the floor during a concert while they used their phones to video the event, before a large section of the floor gave way and several people disappeared into the abyss in a cloud of dust and debris.

The music carried on despite the drama although the singer could be overheard asking the crowd to remain calm moments later as the full impact of what had just happened sunk in.

Pedro Manosalva, Head of the local Fire Service, said: ‘We estimate around 300 people were inside the venue when the floor gave way.

‘We have already confirmed the bar had not obtained the special permit it needed to stage events with this number of people inside and the local mayor has ordered its closure while further checks are made.

‘There was quite clearly overcrowding. There were between 50 and 60 people in the area where the floor gave way.

Seven people including two minors were injured at a bar in Kennedy near the Colombian capital Bogota. Footage taken at the event show the crowds jumping on the floor with their hands in the air

Seven people including two minors were injured at a bar in Kennedy near the Colombian capital Bogota. Footage taken at the event show the crowds jumping on the floor with their hands in the air

Seven people including two minors were injured at a bar in Kennedy near the Colombian capital Bogota. Footage taken at the event show the crowds jumping on the floor with their hands in the air 

The collapse occurred on the second floor of a three-storey building designed to hold a maximum of just 80 people

The collapse occurred on the second floor of a three-storey building designed to hold a maximum of just 80 people

The collapse occurred on the second floor of a three-storey building designed to hold a maximum of just 80 people 

‘Our first priority was to save the lives of all the people involved in this emergency and we were also conscious about the possibility there may be casualties who were trapped.’

The incident happened just before 4.30pm local time on Sunday, in a neighbourhood of Kennedy called Galan.

The oldest of the seven casualties was just 21 and local authorities have already announced they will look into why two minors aged 16 and 17 were inside the bar in a separate probe to the main investigation, although the early indications are that metal supports gave way.

A large section of the floor gave way and several people disappeared into the abyss in a cloud of dust and debris (bottom right). None of the casualties suffered life-threatening injuries

A large section of the floor gave way and several people disappeared into the abyss in a cloud of dust and debris (bottom right). None of the casualties suffered life-threatening injuries

A large section of the floor gave way and several people disappeared into the abyss in a cloud of dust and debris (bottom right). None of the casualties suffered life-threatening injuries

The collapse occurred on the second floor of a three-storey building designed to hold a maximum of just 80 people.

None of the casualties suffered life-threatening injuries.

In November 2017 22 people including two Brits were hurt when a stage collapsed at a Tenerife club.

A 59-year-old British holidaymaker suffered a broken leg and a 57-year-old head injuries when the floor caved in at popular gay nightspot the Butterfly Disco Pub.

Footage published by local paper La Opinion de Tenerife at the time showed a drag queen performing at the venue when the stage gave way and she plunged into the basement.

The video showed there was absolutely no danger signs before the drama which resulted in several revellers suffering broken bones.

Tourists and locals standing at the side of the stage – filmed just inches from the blonde in a red dress who was centre stage the incident occurred – fell with her.

Those caught up in the drama could be heard screaming as they plunged into the basement, which had operated as a bingo but was unused when the floor gave way.

Miraculously, no-one lost their lives.

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