At least one person was hospitalized with serious injuries after the incident.
SAN ANTONIO – Seven visitors to the San Antonio Zoo were hospitalized – one of them with serious injuries – after a large part of a tree “unexpectedly broke and fell” on them Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
Hope Roth, the zoo’s vice president of marketing, called the incident “unfortunate” with the tree, which she said was in good condition.
Zoo officials told KENS 5 first responders arrived “within minutes” and video made by a guest shows more than a dozen people rushing to the scene to help the victims. “Almost hit my head,” says the video’s caption.
“I was standing by when it happened,” another Facebook user commented. “Such a scary feeling.”
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