Santiago: Two people were killed and 12 injured during a concert at a nightclub in downtown Santiago after the building collapsed, authorities said early on Friday. Seven of the injured had life-threatening injuries, according to a spokesman for the national emergency office ONEMI. They were taken to health centers for treatment.
Initial evidence suggests that the collapse was caused by the building’s capacity being exceeded, according to police.”It is an authorized club,” Police Chief Hugo Insulza told reporters.
More than 200 people were taken off the premises by security forces.”There was a crush of people. Even after the venue reached its full capacity, people kept pushing to get in. That led to the collapse of a containment fence that fell on people inside,” an ONEMI official said.