A nightclub floor has collapsed in Tenerife leaving 22 people, including British tourists, injured.

The floor gave way overnight time at the Butterfly Disco Pub in Playa de las Americas, Tenerife at around 2:30am local time. An area 43 square feet (13m) gave way and the people inside fell into the basement.

The wounded were all taken to hospital, with injuries including broken ankles, severe fractures, cuts, bruises and back and hand wounds.

Credit: Tenerife Fire Department

A spokesman for a local emergency services coordinator said a Brit had suffered a broken bone.

She said: "I can confirm one of the 22 injured people is a 59-year-old British man. He was taken to the Hospital Del Sur in Tenerife and is suffering form a broken bone in his lower body.

"At the moment I can't tell you if it's a broken leg or ankle or his hip.There may be other British and Irish casualties but we are still collating information from the hospitals the casualties have been taken to and we won't be able to confirm until later today."

Medics and ambulances remained at the site until 6am attending to the wounded, with police, firefighters and the Civil Guard also attended the incident. Those injured ranged from people aged between 20 to 60.

Credit: Tenerife Fire Department

A spokesman for a local emergency services coordination centre said: "We received an alert that the floor of a disco had given way in an area of approximately four square metres.

"After collapsing, the people who were inside plunged about a floor's height into the basement."

The Butterfly Disco Pub is open from 11pm to 6am and its website says: "The Butterfly nightclub has two larges spaces. In the main space you'll hear the greatest gay hits.

"In the second room there is a stage where every night there is a show."

Credit: Tenerife Fire Department

A spokesman for the club told the Mirror he was waiting for information on the nationalities of those involved in the incident.

He said: "We get a lot of foreign visitors including people from Britain so it's possible that there are British people injured but I just don't know at the moment.

"I helped to clear the club because our main concern was making sure as many people as possible got out safely and after that I don't know what happened inside.

"The collapse affected part of the stage area and part of the floor.

"I don't want to start talking about what might have gone wrong before we speak properly to the police and lawyers and they are able to investigate what had happened properly."

Featured Image Credit: Tenerife Fire Department

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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