On Saturday, a newlywed couple was scheduled to hold a wedding in an ancient monastery in Pistoia, on the outskirts of Florence, in Tuscany, Italy.
While the guests were dancing, the ground suddenly collapsed beneath them. At least 35 people were injured, including the newly married couple.
– We saw people falling. I am in shock, the groom's father tells La Repubblica, where he also stated that the incident could have led to a massacre.
The news agency reported that five people were seriously injured To give. However, no one should be in danger. It is said that a woman who was seven months pregnant also contracted leprosy.
The hole in the ground must have been three meters in diameter and people must have fallen up to four metres.
Tuscany's regional president, Eugenio Gianni, made several updates on Facebook late Saturday evening and reported that more than 100 emergency services were working at the scene.
– All injured people are in hospital and receiving professional treatment.
– This could have been a terrible tragedy. I want to thank everyone who stepped up. Gianni wrote that about 30 of those infected will remain under observation.
A waiter tells ANSA about the drama.
-We saw the tables and glasses overflowing. We heard screaming and desperate people crying.
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