Over 20 people injured after nightclub floor collapses in Tenerife

More than 20 people were injured on the island of Tenerife when the floor of a nightclub collapsed and sent revellers plunging into the basement.

Over 20 people injured after nightclub floor collapses in Tenerife

More than 20 people were injured on the island of Tenerife when the floor of a nightclub collapsed and sent revellers plunging into the basement.

Emergency services in the Canary Islands said that people fell "about one storey" into the basement early on this morning after a hole of approximately four square metres (43 sq ft) opened in the floor.

A total of 22 people were hurt and two suffered serious injuries including broken legs and ankles.

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it's not aware of any Irish people caught up in a nightclub accident in Tenerife.

Known for its warm climate and beaches, Tenerife is a popular holiday destination for many European tourists.

Along with Spaniards, authorities say that the injured include two Frenchmen, a Belgian woman and a Romanian man.

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