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Bus stop collapses under dancing at Notting Hill Carnival

Bus stop collapses under dancing at Notting Hill Carnival

Thousands packed onto the streets of London for the long-awaited festival

Shocking footage has emerged this morning of a bus stop collapsing from under the feet of dancers at Notting Hill Carnival. See how it happened below:

The weekend saw thousands of people take to the streets of West London to celebrate the festival, which was held for the first time in three years following the pandemic.

But things took a turn for the worse when a large group climbed up onto a bus shelter and began dancing.

In footage shared on social media, people can be seen standing on the covering as hundreds of revellers line the street below them.

A few seconds later, however, and the roof of the shelter disappears, with the group of dancers plummeting to the floor.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police confirmed that two people had suffered injuries as a result of the incident.

It said: "We are aware of a video showing a bus shelter collapsing in Ladbroke Grove area.

People were seen dancing on a bus shelter during the celebrations.

"Officers responded. Two people sustained minor injuries. They did not require further treatment."

London Mayor Sadiq Khan welcomed the return of the carnival, and urged people to try and make it a celebration to remember.

He said: "I’m delighted that Notting Hill Carnival will be returning to the streets of west London this weekend.

"This community-led celebration of Caribbean history and culture has become one of the world’s biggest street festivals and part of the very fabric of this city.

"I urge everyone planning to attend Carnival to arrive early to make the most of this wonderful celebration of our capital’s diversity."

Two people were injured when it collapsed.

Yesterday (28 August) began with a run to commemorate the 72 people who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire back in 2017.

Khan said neither he nor the community would ever forget what happened that night, and demanded 'justice'.

"What the community wants is two main things," he said.

"One is for justice to happen and for those responsible be held to account and that still hasn't happened. And secondly for this to never happen again."

Police were called to a number of incidents over the weekend, with reports of sexual assault, drugs offences and theft.

The Met also launched an investigation after an on duty police horse collapsed and died around 9:00pm yesterday.

Featured Image Credit: @UB1UB2/Twitter

Topics: UK News, London