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2 people die after balcony collapse in Australia
2 people die after balcony collapse in Australia

30 people reportedly try to take photo during Christmas party at balcony, local media says

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two women died and 17 others were injured on Saturday after a balcony collapsed in Australia, Victoria police said on Sunday.

"It is believed more than 30 people were standing on the balcony when it collapsed," the police said in a statement.

According to the local media, the balcony collapsed as people reportedly tried to take a group photo during a Tupperware Christmas party in Melbourne.

The police said a 59-year-old woman died at the scene on Saturday and a 37-year old woman lost her life in the hospital Sunday morning.

It added 17 other people were injured and taken to the hospital.

"Emergency services were called to a house on Balinga Court about 10:30 p.m. (local time)," the statement said.

The police will give a report to the coroner, it added.

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