Part of a tier of a pavilion of the Alicante town of Elda has collapsed while the first day of the XXVIII Fitkid Spanish Championships was played. Four minors have been seriously injured mild, as reported by the Elda City Council. All have been cared for displaced municipal workers, Civil Protection and health services up to installation. Of them, one – a minor – has been transferred to assess a possible fracture. According to a statement made public by the Elda City Council a few minutes ago, the collapse was due to a underground earthworks with affection in one of the pillars of the pavilion.
According to the firefighters of the Provincial Consortium of the Diputación de Alicante and later the Elda City Council confirmed that no one had been caught. The facility has been immediately vacated.
They have also moved to the place Local Police and National Policeas well as members of the municipal works brigade to cordon off the area and verify the state of the installation, according to the aforementioned council, which has also announced that an inspection will be carried out by municipal architects and technicians to make an assessment of both the structure and what happened to it. in order to determine the causes of the collapse.
The events occurred while the first day of the XXVIII Spanish Fitkid Championships was being played, a specialty that has recently been incorporated into the Spanish Federation of Sports Dance and that combines dance with gymnastic exercises. The aforementioned championship has brought together more than 4,000 people in Elda, with 39 participating clubs that make up a total of 1,500 athletes and it was planned to be held in the pavilion ‘Juan Carlos Verdu‘ and in the ‘City of Elda‘.
The pavilion is located on Calle Perú, in Elda and is part of a sports Complexof which the football field is also part ‘pepico amat‘, the Pista Azul and another soccer field, in this case dirt.
The areas near the facility, according to the information provided by the City Council, will remain cordoned off to avoid risks. Even the installation has been attended by the mayor of Elda Ruben Alfaro and the Councilor for Sports Fernando Gómez, who have been concerned about the condition of the 4 slightly injured minors to convey their support and tranquility to their families.
Despite the collapse the competitionas transferred by the Councilor for Sports of Elda in a statement from the City Council, will continue adjusting to the programming at the Ciudad de Elda-Florentino Ibáñez Sports Center.