US Water Polo Athletes Injured in Deadly Balcony Collapse

At least two people were killed and 16 injured, including three Americans at the world swimming championships, after a balcony at a South Korean nightclub collapsed Saturday.

USA Water Polo told the Associated Press that Kaleigh Gilchrist, a female water polo player, suffered a deep left leg laceration that required immediate surgery at a hospital. The other two injured Americans are also water polo players and suffered minor injuries.

Officials said two South Korean men died while 16 others were injured. Some of the injured were foreigners, including eight participating in the swimming championships in the city.

One of the nightclub’s co-owners was detained by police. Three other club officials were summoned by the authorities to investigate whether the collapsed balcony was an unauthorized structure.

Source: South Korea balcony collapse today: 2 killed, U.S. water polo athletes injured at nightclub during world swimming championships – CBS News

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