Friday, June 14, 2013

Miami sports bar deck collapses during NBA finals, dozens fall in water

6/14/13, "Miami sports bar deck collapses during NBA finals," BBC

"Three people have been critically injured after the outdoor deck of a popular sports bar in Miami collapsed during the televised NBA finals, US police said.

Up to 100 patrons were watching the basketball game between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs when the deck at Shuckers Bar & Grill suddenly caved in.

Dozens of people fell into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay, officials said. In total, 24 people were wounded in the incident.

Police said everyone had been rescued from the water and all those involved in the accident been accounted for. The collapse occurred on Thursday evening just minutes before the halftime, according to local media.

Fire engines and rescue divers rushed to the scene at 79th Street Causeway in North Bay Village. Helicopters circled over the bay as emergency services carried people away on stretchers, the Miami Herald reports."...

6/14/13, "At least two dozen injured as deck collapses at Shuckers restaurant during Heat game," Miami Herald. map, google

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/06/13/3450248/breaking-deck-collapses-at-shuckers.html#storylink=cpy

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