Six hurt as cinema ceiling collapses
At least six people were injured, including a woman and child, after the roof of a cinema collapsed as they were watching award-winning movie “The Revenant” on Valentine’s Day.
Another 36 escaped unhurt as fire crews helped them out to safety from the debris amid scenes of panic over what might have caused the incident.
Four of the six people struck by falling plaster were taken to hospital whilst the woman and child were treated by medics at the scene.
About half of the ceiling collapsed, bringing down huge chunks of plasterboard and wood.
The freak accident happened at the Megarama de Vallsur complex in Valladolid.
The area was being hit by bad weather and one of the theories is that strong wind might have caused the structural damage.
Firefighters said it was lucky there had only been around 45 people watching the film as the room had a much greater capacity and the outcome could have been even more serious if there had been more people sitting directly under the collapse.