A wall depicting an iceberg collapsed at the Titanic Museum in the United States, at least three visitors were injured, according to a statement published on the museum’s Facebook page.
The museum dedicated to the legendary sunken steamer “Titanic” was opened in 2010 in the American city of Pigeon Forge in Tennessee. The museum building is a smaller copy of a cruise ship. Visitors could touch the ice wall-the iceberg that the Titanic collided with, feel like one of the passengers, and plunge into the past. The collection includes more than 400 items that were on the ship or belonged to its passengers.
“There was an incident at our Pigeon Forge Museum today. Our iceberg wall collapsed, three guests were injured and were hospitalized. At the moment, we do not know about the severity of their injuries. Needless to say, we didn’t expect this ever to happen… Now our museum in Pigeon Forge is closed. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured, as well as with their families and friends,” the museum owners said.
The British steamer Titanic, considered the largest passenger ship in the world, collided with an iceberg on April 14, 1912, during its first voyage from Southampton to New York and sank two hours and 40 minutes later. About 1,500 people were killed. The wreckage of the Titanic was discovered in September 1985 about 350 nautical miles off the coast of the Canadian island of Newfoundland at a depth of about four kilometers.