After the handrail of the balcony came out of the structure, two partying foreigners fell off from it in Budapest, District 8, during the night of December 25, around 2 am. HVG reported that the two men stayed in the five-storey house on Harminckettesek tere next to József Boulevard, Budapest. The firefighters arrived at the scene as soon as possible and removed the dangerous pieces of the balcony immediately. Under the balcony, there is a McDonald’s restaurant, and the pieces of the structure fell right in front of it. Luckily, no one was injured.
The two foreign men (both of them around 30 years old) who rented the flat were having a party when the accident happened, reported another article of HVG. Their neighbour reported that they moved to the flat only a few months ago. According to him, the two foreign men were loud, left their garbage everywhere in the house, and the other residents complained about them many times. Two of them suffered severe internal injuries and had many of their bones broken. After receiving immediate help from the arriving ambulance, they were taken to hospital. Authorities do not know what caused the accident, but it has been stated that no crime was committed during the incident. They also reported that the house was built in the 1800s, and its other balconies are also in bad condition.
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Sources : dailynewshungary.com & hvg.hu