Balcony collapse injures several young New Year's partiers
A group of Arnhem young people's New Year's party ended early when the balcony they were standing on collapsed on Sunday. Three people were injured, one sustaining a back injury. The injured young people were taken to hospital in stable condition, the Gelderlander reports.
According to the fire department, 10 people were standing on the balcony on Kastanjelaan when it collapsed just before midnight. Some others sustained minor injuries and were treated by ambulances that responded to the scene.
One of the slightly wounded told the Gelderlander that there were only four people on the balcony when the collapse happened. They were outside to toast the new year. The other six were inside the home.
According to the newspaper, the young people on the balcony fell around 4 meters to the ground.