Couple's horror as hotel roof collapses during wedding rehearsal

Cuba hotel roof collapses on bride and groom as well as 17 guests

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Couple's horror as hotel roof collapses during wedding rehearsal

A bride and groom, along with 17 guests, were left injured after a Cuba hotel roof collapsed during their wedding rehearsal.

Sarah and John Wenham had saved for years for their dream wedding in Cuba, but were injured in the roof collapse the night before the nuptials.

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Sarah, 35, suffered a cut above her eye that needed 10 stitches, and John two fractured ribs, and injured spleen and severe bruising after the collapse at the Sol Rio De Luna y Mares Hotel.

One guest suffered a leg fracture, and another had 19 stitches along the top of her head.

The couple's children, Mia, nine, and 20-month-old Penny were also caught up in the collapse.

Couple's horror as hotel roof collapses during wedding rehearsal

According to the Express, Sarah said: "It was so heavy that I couldn't move under it, and I was terrified because I couldn't get to my daughters who I could hear screaming from somewhere beneath the debris.

"I saw the blood start to gush from my head and I genuinely thought in that moment that I was going to die."

The couple married a day later at another hotel, but are now suing travel operator Thomas Cook over the incident.

John said that although they were offered another venue, the whole thing ruined their special day.

According to the Daily Mail, he said: "Unfortunately, we'll now always remember the wedding as being a distraction from the horrifying events of the day before.

"We couldn't enjoy it and we just wanted to go home."

A Thomas Cook spokesman said: "Clearly this is totally unacceptable and we are in close contact with the hotel to understand how it happened.

"We are very sorry and disappointed that this occurred on what should have been such a happy occasion.

"We did everything we could to support the Wenham family and all those affected after the accident, and we continue to take this matter very seriously."


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