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Four hurt in art show mishap

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John Thistleton

The collapsed artworks at the Canberra Times Art Show at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra.

The collapsed artworks at the Canberra Times Art Show at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra. Photo: Graham Tidy

Four people have been taken to hospital after temporary walls displaying art works collapsed at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra, earlier today.

ACT paramedics treated seven people at the scene of The Canberra Times Art Show.

It is believed someone leaned on the temporary wall, knocking it over and triggering a domino effect.

One person has a suspected fractured arm, while two others will be assessed at hospital for possible neck injuries.

Other visitors at the show are also visiting hospital to be assessed.

The accident was traumatic for a number of people, including many elderly attending the annual show, which is a community fundraiser.

Witnesses said there was a lot of screaming and panic as people tried to escape the danger.

The art show has since been closed.

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