During the La Mercè festival, Spanish athletes gather to form a pyramid by standing on someone else’s shoulders. But when the last two climbs, those who are below the balance lose the “tower” that collapses.
The audience was shocked to see the 11 people standing on the falls below the people.
Dozens of people make turrets then wriggle over each other in pain. Some people try to disentangle themselves from the chaotic crowd. It is not clear how many people were injured in the accident. But a man can be seen hugging his chest painfully in the crowd.
The chaotic scene after the “human tower” collapsed in Spain
Many people are transported with a stretcher.
The La Mercè festival lasts for about five days and is celebrated in honor of Barcelona’s patron saint, Mare de Deu de la Mercè. The festival also marks the end of the summer and the beginning of autumn. One of the highlights of the festival is that many people gather to build the “tower” to perform for the crowd.
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