Injuries reported as roof collapses at Pontins holiday park
A ceiling has collapsed at a holiday park building injuring people inside, police have said.
Avon and Somerset Police said there had been minor injuries in the incident at the Pontins Brean Sands Holiday Park on Wednesday night.
The force tweeted: "Shortly before 6.30pm this evening we were called to Brean Sands Holiday Park following reports a ceiling had collapsed inside a building.
"A number of people suffered minor injuries in the incident but thankfully no one was seriously hurt."
Police said that a search of the scene had been carried out and confirmed that no one was trapped under the debris.
The Health and Safety Executive has been informed of the incident.
The South Western Ambulance Service said on Twitter that it had treated 18 patients, with six being taken to hospital.
A statement from the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said officers responded to reports a "section of ducting collapsed into the bar area of a building" at the holiday park.
"The incident involved the collapse of approximately 40 metres of structural ducting and ceiling sections, exposing live damaged electrics and making the scene unstable," it said.
"Fire crews used eight high pressure airbags and small tools to establish that no persons were trapped beneath the collapse."
The scene was made safe and fire crews have returned to their stations.
Ex-new Zealand cricketer Iain O'Brien said on Twitter he had returned to the holiday park after a day-out to find "a major panic site".
"Word is, and hopefully it's accurate, no-one seriously hurt," he tweeted.
"Serious amount of emergency services here. Staff very shaken and look like they could do with a hug or two."