The floor of a Weight Watchers clinic in Växjö in south central Sweden collapsed on Wednesday night beneath a group of about 20 participants in the diet programme.
As it turned out, however, people’s weight was not the only thing to fall.
“We suddenly heard a huge thud; we almost thought it was an earthquake and everything flew up in the air. The floor collapsed in one corner of the room and along the walls,” one of the participants told the Smålandsposten newspaper.
Then floor then started to give way in other parts of the room. Shortly thereafter, the smell of sewage began to waft up into the room.
“We’re going to have to find a replacement premises,” Weight Watchers consultant Therese Levin told the newspaper.
When everything had calmed down, the participants instead moved the scales to a nearby corridor and set about seeing how many kilos they had shed. And this time the floor held.
No one was injured in the incident, the cause of which is still under investigation.
TT/David Landes (firstname.lastname@example.org)