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  • Updated: January 14, 2024

Ceiling collapse injures 30 during wedding reception in Italy

Ceiling collapse injures 30 during wedding reception in Ital

A wedding reception at a former 15th-century convent near Pistoia, Italy, took a harrowing turn as the ceiling collapsed, leaving 30 people injured, with five in critical condition, according to Governor Eugenio Giani.

The venue, now an events space, witnessed the incident during the evening festivities, turning a joyous occasion into a scene of chaos.

The venue, perched on a hilltop and once a convent, played host to the reception where the ceiling collapse occurred.

Firefighters engaged in rescue efforts, pulling individuals from the debris.

The injured were swiftly transported to various hospitals in the region, including Florence. Fortunately, no one was reported missing in the aftermath of the incident.

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