Gwangju nightclub balcony collapse leaves one dead, Australian water polo team shaken up


One person has died and more than a dozen left injured after a balcony collapsed in a South Korean nightclub.

It’s understood the Australian women’s water polo team were inside the Coyote Ugly night club in Gwangju when the accident occurred.

They escaped unharmed.

Local news outlets are reporting at least 14 people were taken to hospital as a result of the collapse.

Footage from the scene shows people screaming and others trying hold the ceiling up.

Players from the New Zealand men and women’s water polo team were also in the venue at the time.

“We were just dancing and then the next minute we dropped five to six metres and everyone started rushing out of the club after that,” men’s captain Matt Small told the NZ Herald.
See 7News

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