Two British tourists among 22 seriously injured in Tenerife horror after a dancefloor COLLAPSES at gay nightclub sending clubbers plummeting into the basement

Two British men are among 22 people who were injured when a nightclub dancefloor collapsed in Tenerife.  

Revellers in the Playa de las Americas area plunged 10ft into the basement of the popular gay bar Butterfly Disco Pub when the dance floor collapsed.  

Two people are said to be seriously injured, with six described as ‘moderate’ and the remaining 14 as minor. 

Officials have confirmed that two Britons, one aged 59 and another 57, are among those who were hurt in the collapse.

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A nightclub floor collapsed in Tenerife during the early hours, leaving 22 people injured

A nightclub floor collapsed in Tenerife during the early hours, leaving 22 people injured

Revellers in the Playa de las Americas area plunged 10ft into the basement of the popular gay bar Butterfly Disco Pub when the dance floor collapsed

Revellers in the Playa de las Americas area plunged 10ft into the basement of the popular gay bar Butterfly Disco Pub when the dance floor collapsed

A nightclub floor collapsed in Tenerife during the early hours, leaving 22 people injured

A nightclub floor collapsed in Tenerife during the early hours, leaving 22 people injured

A spokesman for a local emergency services coordinator said one of the Britons had suffered a broken bone.

She said: ‘I can confirm one of the 22 injured people is a 59-year-old British man. 

‘He was taken to the Hospital Del Sur in Tenerife and is suffering form a broken bone in his lower body. At the moment I can’t tell you if it’s a broken leg or ankle or his hip.

‘There may be other British and Irish casualties but we are still collating information from the hospitals the casualties have been taken to and we won’t be able to confirm until later today.’ 

Authorities said he was the second Briton was a 57-year-old man who suffered a head injury.

He has been taken to a hospital in the Tenerife capital Santa Cruz after initially being rushed to the Hospital del Sur in southern Tenerife – his condition is not serious.

A spokesman for an emergency services coordinator said other Brits could be among the injured, who include several foreigners whose nationalities have not yet been revealed.

All of the victims, who are aged between 20 and 60, were taken to hospital with a combination of fractures, traumas and other injuries.

Several Belgian and Romanian nationals are known to be among those who have been hurt.

The club is located in a shopping centre on the main strip, Avenida Rafael Puig Lluvina in the municipality of Adeje.

Firefighters were mobilised to make sure no-one was trapped and eight ambulances sent to the scene. 

One Spanish reveller said a friend had phoned him in the midst of the drama and screamed: ‘Please help me.’

He said: ‘I was in a club near the Butterfly called the Papagayo when I took a call from a friend there saying: ‘Please come and help me.’

Two people are said to be seriously injured, with six described as 'moderate' and the remaining 14 as minor

Two people are said to be seriously injured, with six described as ‘moderate’ and the remaining 14 as minor

‘Apparently the floor of the nightclub literally broke in half and people plunged into the basement below. There was a lot of people hurt. There’s loads of people in different hospitals.

‘Police had closed off the street leading to the nightclub.’

‘My friend didn’t fall but he suffered a sprained ankle. He said people were dancing and enjoying themselves when it happened.’

A spokesman for a local emergency services coordination centre said: ‘We received an alert that the floor of a disco had given way in an area of approximately four square metres.

‘After collapsing, the people who were inside plunged about a floor’s height into the basement.’ 

The Butterfly Disco Club opens from 11pm to 6am – a website profile says: ‘The Butterfly nightclub has two larges spaces. In the main space you’ll hear the greatest gay hits.

‘In the second room there is a stage where every night there is a show.’  

The club is located in a shopping centre on the main strip, Avenida Rafael Puig Lluvina in the municipality of Adeje 

The club is located in a shopping centre on the main strip, Avenida Rafael Puig Lluvina in the municipality of Adeje 

The Butterfly Disco Club opens from 11pm to 6am and advertises itself as playing 'the greatest gay hits'

The Butterfly Disco Club opens from 11pm to 6am and advertises itself as playing ‘the greatest gay hits’

One recent British visitor wrote on its Facebook page: ‘This club is great especially on a Friday and Saturday night. The Go-Go dancer is very hot and the drag show at 2am is also good.

‘It has a nice large backroom which is very popular.’

Another who went to the club in May said: ‘Had a great time here. The drinks were amazing and reasonable. Will definitely be back next year when we travel back on holiday from Cornwall.’

Scot travel worker Kyle Reid-Hulley, from Glasgow, wrote: ‘Absolutely loved this club. It’s a little tricky to find but once you do, you won’t regret it.

‘Staff were brilliant and made you feel welcome. Thank you for an amazing atmosphere and a well-run club. See you again soon.’

A spokesman for the club said he was still waiting for information on the nationalities of those caught up in the drama.

He said: ‘We get a lot of foreign visitors including people from Britain so it’s possible that there are British people injured but I just don’t know at the moment. 

Firefighters were mobilised to make sure no-one was trapped and eight ambulances sent to the scene

Firefighters were mobilised to make sure no-one was trapped and eight ambulances sent to the scene

All of the victims, who are aged between 20 and 60, were taken to hospital with a combination of fractures, traumas and other injuries

All of the victims, who are aged between 20 and 60, were taken to hospital with a combination of fractures, traumas and other injuries

Several Belgian and Romanian nationals are known to be among those who have been hurt

Several Belgian and Romanian nationals are known to be among those who have been hurt

‘I helped to clear the club because our main concern was making sure as many people as possible got out safely and after that I don’t know what happened inside. 

‘The collapse affected part of the stage area and part of the floor.

‘I don’t want to start talking about what might have gone wrong before we speak properly to the police and lawyers and they are able to investigate what had happened properly.’ 

A spokesman for the club said he was still waiting for information on the nationalities of those caught up in the drama.

He said: ‘We get a lot of foreign visitors including people from Britain so it’s possible that there are British people injured but I just don’t know at the moment.

‘I helped to clear the club because our main concern was making sure as many people as possible got out safely and after that I don’t know what happened inside.

‘The collapse affected part of the stage area and part of the floor.

‘I don’t want to start talking about what might have gone wrong before we speak properly to the police and lawyers and they are able to investigate what had happened properly.’