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Eight injured in balcony collapse

The balcony of a Clarence Street, Yamba property, which collapsed on Friday evening, injuring several people. The structure was examined by investigators on Saturday. IMAGE: Lynne Mowbray


Eight people have been injured in a balcony collapse in Yamba last Friday (April 28).
About 8.15pm, emergency services were called to Clarence Street, following reports of a structure collapse.
Officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command, along with Fire & Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance paramedics, attended and found the balcony of a second story building had collapsed at the location.
Eight people were treated for injuries with four people being taken to hospital for further treatment.
A 60-year-old man was airlifted to Lismore Hospital in a stable condition.
Two women, aged 44 and 58, were taken to Grafton Hospital, both in a stable condition.
A 61-year-old man was taken to Maclean Hospital in a stable condition and he has since been discharged.
The structure was examined by investigators on Saturday.