A bus-stop has been destroyed by carnival-goers in London. The bus stop at London's Notting Hill Carnival collapsed after revelers twerked on it.
In the dramatic incident, which was captured on camera, the bus shelter is seen collapsing.
In the footage, a scantily clad woman is seen initially alone atop the structure, sticking out her tongue, swinging her arms and twerking to the screams of those below. Around 10 other people then join her on the roof â a wild scene filmed by people packing the streets of the upscale neighborhood famed for Hugh Grant's 1999 rom-com "Notting Hill" with Julia Roberts, according to New York Post.
A Police Horse Died In The Incident
In the collapse, a police horse has died. "It is with great sadness that we can confirm a police horse has died after collapsing on duty this evening. We will provide more information in due course," tweeted Metropolitan Police.
"We are aware of a video showing a bus shelter collapsing in #LadbrokeGrove area. Officers responded. Two people sustained minor injuries. They did not require further treatment," the police added in another tweet.
Notting Hill Carnival Is Europe's Biggest Street Party
Notting Hill Carnival is Europe's biggest street party which is being organized for the first time since 2019. Nearly two million visitors are expected to attend the festival.
The carnival used to take place online after 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The carnival celebrates Caribbean culture at the end of August every year.
The carnival traces its history back to 1958, when Trinidadian human rights activist Claudia Jones began organizing a gathering to unify the community after a series of racially motivated attacks on West Indians in west London's Notting Hill neighborhood, according to AP News.
The event has grown from a festival drawing several hundred people to a huge annual street party, with tens of thousands of performers in the colorful parade and more than 30 sound systems.