Saturday January 21, at the Maison de la radio, the rapper Nes begins his concert. The music stops when the slab of the pit gives way under the feet of the spectators. A total of 12 people were injured in the fall.
It is 10:30 p.m. at the Maison de la radio in Paris. The Hyperweekend festival, a music festival organized by Radio France this Saturday, January 21, is in full swing. On stage, rapper Nes is doing his show when, suddenly, the music stops.
On videos circulating on Twitter, we can see the spectators stop. For good reason: the floor of the pit has just slipped under their feet. Dozens of people fell nearly 1.40m. According to the Paris police headquarters, the slab gave way under the weight of the spectators, “while there was a pogo” tells the Parisian Cécile, witness of the scene.
12 injured in the incident
Emergency services and police rushed to the scene. The spectators were all quickly evacuated. According to the Paris police headquarters, 12 minor injuries are to be deplored.
Good evening everyone, in one of the spaces of the Maison de la Radio et de la Musique, a floor slab has collapsed. For security reasons, the space is closed to the public. Security services are on hand to make sure everyone is okay.
– Radio France (@radiofrance) January 21, 2023
On its Twitter account, Radio France quickly communicated: “Good evening everyone, in one of the spaces of the Maison de la Radio et de la Musique, a slab of the ground has collapsed. As a safety measure, the space is closed to the public. Security is on hand to make sure everyone is ok.”