Eight people are in hospital after a balcony collapse in
Sydney sent them hurtling up to seven metres.
Police, rescue crews and paramedics were called to a duplex
on the Pacific Highway, in the leafy north shore suburb of
Lane Cove, just after 10pm (AEDT) on Wednesday.
NSW Fire and Rescue spokesman Ian Krimmer told AAP 11 people
had been dining on the balcony when it collapsed.
Some 30 emergency services personnel helped manoeuvre the
injured out of the rubble during a long rescue operation.
"The cause of the incident is yet to be investigated,"
Superintendent Krimmer said.
Eight people were taken to hospital, including five with
Engineers are expected to begin examining the site at