Hackney Wick Drinking Spot Collapse Injuring 13 People

The bar floor of an east London pub Collapsed, injuring thirteen revelers. Seven people who were trapped after the incident were rescued.

Emergency services were called to the pub, known as Two More Years bar in Hackney Wick at about 16:50 GMT.

Firefighters and Paramedics said three people were seriously hurt and 10 more had minor injuries. Four were taken to hospital.

Fire crews used ladders to bridge between the floor and the internal staircase to get people to safety.

Fire crews from three fire engines from Homerton, Bethnal Green and Leyton fire stations and two rescue units from East Ham and Edmonton stations attended the scene.

Witnesses say that it started off with a cracking noise and dust. It was pure luck there were no fatalities and not many people were sitting directly under the bar floor that collapsed.

A statement on Two More Years’ Instagram account said the venue would remain closed “for now” and added: “Our thoughts are with everyone that has been affected.”

“Thankfully” no one had sustained critical injuries, it said.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan thanked the ambulance service, fire brigade and police for their “swift action”.

“My thoughts are with those affected by the incident in Hackney Wick this evening,” he said. “I wish all those injured a speedy recovery.”

Rushanara Ali, Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, tweeted that she was “very concerned about the collapse of part of a building at Roach Road”.