A balcony collapse at the Athletic Club and Social in Cape Town resulted in multiple injuries.
What caused the Athletic Club and Social balcony collapse?
The bustling heart of Cape Town’s CBD was disrupted when a balcony at the well-known Athletic Club and Social gave way on Thursday, causing injuries to twenty individuals.
Emergency services swiftly responded to the scene at 102 Castle Street, where the collapse occurred.
The establishment, housed within the same building as La Trip Club and Social, is a staple in the local community, known for its vibrant atmosphere and historical significance.
Provincial health department spokesperson Megan Davids confirmed that the injured were transported to several medical facilities, including Groote Schuur, Christiaan Barnard Memorial, New Somerset Hospitals, and various private clinics for treatment.
The cause of the collapse is currently under investigation.
As night fell on Thursday, the street outside the Athletic Club and Social was cordoned off, allowing cleaning crews to commence the sombre task of clearing the debris.
The area, typically echoing with the sounds of nightlife was subdued, a stark contrast to the usual din.
This is a developing story.