Budapest Operetta dancer seriously injured after roof, wall collapses

A dancer suffered serious injuries on her way to the Budapest Operetta on Monday when segments of a rooftop under construction and building frontage collapsed onto the pavement at the corner of Jokai Street and Aradi Street morning.

The dancer has been taken to hospital, the Operetta said.

Pal Gyorfi, the spokesman of the National Ambulance Service, told public TV channel M1 that four injured received treatment. Among them was a young woman taken to hospital with a skull and a spinal injury.

The three other people received emergency care for bruises and other wounds, Gyorfi said.

At the construction site, a 50m wall segment fell to the pavement from the top of a five-floor building. Debris fell onto pavement and several cars parked in Jokai Street.

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