This is the shocking moment a crane collapses during Carnival, leaving the two workers who were inside it seriously injured.
The incident took place during the Gualeguaychu Carnival, which was taking place in the city of Gualeguaychu in the province of Entre Rios in central Argentina, on the evening of Saturday, 5th February.
The footage shows people dancing and enjoying the festivities, with a crane clearly visible in the background. There is a basket attached to the crane in which two men can be seen apparently working on preparations for one of the events.
A man can be seen singing on a stage in front of them when, suddenly, the basket detaches from the crane and the two men plunge out of sight behind the stage.
There is a hushed silence as the singer stops singing and onlookers appear concerned.
One of the workers is said to have fallen on a float while another fell directly onto the pavement.
Medics, the police and firefighters immediately went to the scene, and the two men, who have been identified as Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Ucceli and ‘Negro’ Romero, ages not reported, were taken to the Centenario Hospital.
Both reportedly suffered serious injuries as a result of the incident, and at the time of writing, there had been no updates regarding their condition.
The authorities are investigating the incident and assessing the basket that detached from the crane.