Woman 'injured' as stand collapses at Trooping the Colour rehearsal

Woman is injured in ‘terrifying’ fall as stand collapses at Trooping the Colour rehearsal in front of ‘shocked’ spectators

A woman has been injured in a ‘terrifying’ fall after a stand collapsed during a rehearsal for next week’s Trooping the Colour.

Spectators who had gathered for the event today were ‘shocked’ when part of the stand holding them collapsed, leaving one woman hurt.

Part of the stand was evacuated following the incident and a woman was seen being stretchered towards a St John Ambulance at the scene.  

Members of the Household Division and the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery had been practicing spectacle in the presence of The Major General, who was reviewing the event.

Witness Zoe Clark-Coates told The Mirror: ‘What we just witnessed was terrifying, but we are safe!

‘Part of the floor in the stand collapsed, and at least one person fell through. We are praying for the injured and shocked.

‘The stands are being evacuated.’

People being evacuated from the stand following an incident in the stand at The Major General's Review on Horse Guards Parade

People being evacuated from the stand following an incident in the stand at The Major General’s Review on Horse Guards Parade

Dozens of spectators had crowded into the stand to see the event on Saturday, May 21

Dozens of spectators had crowded into the stand to see the event on Saturday, May 21

One woman was left injured, with St John Ambulance seen taking her away on a stretcher

One woman was left injured, with St John Ambulance seen taking her away on a stretcher