Trooping the Colour rehearsal: Three people taken to hospital after their stand collapses
After parts of the spectator stands collapsed in a Trooping the Colour rehearsal, three people were taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Five people received treatment for injuries after the incident at Horse Guards Road on Saturday morning. London Ambulance Service, (LAS) reported.
Numerous people had turned out to see the parade, which was the Major General’s review before the full event on June 2, for Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.
However, just before 11 AM, one of three stands fell, resulting into injuries to three people, one being taken to the hospital.
Two people were also injured when a part of another stand collapsed. One of the injured was taken to the hospital.
Emergency personnel assisted the injured and evacuated the stands before the parade was cut short. The entire area was evacuated.
According to an Army spokesperson, “During the Major General’s Review on Horse Guards Parade”, two sections of the viewing stands collapsed. This resulted in very few injuries.
“The emergency services were called to aid those who were injured, and the remaining crowds were evacuated safely from the stands.
“Safety is our number one priority and we are urgently working with our partners and relevant organisations to understand what happened and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”