Balcony collapses injuring 23

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A balcony has collapsed in Kandy yesterday injuring 23 people, the police media unit said this morning.

The police said that the accident took place when a large crowd had gathered to participate at an event at the Sri Muthumari  Amman Temple.

Some of those who had gathered for the event had got on the balcony of an adjoining house.

The balcony could not bear the load of the number of people who climbed it and it subsequently gave way and collapsed.

The police said that 19 women, 4 men, an 8 year old child, a 12 year old child and a 7 year old child were among those injured.

The Kandy police are conducting further investigations.