Titanic museum’s iceberg wall collapses and sends 3 visitors to the hospital

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It got a little too real inside a museum dedicated to the Titanic.

Earlier this week, three visitors to the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee were injured after an iceberg wall collapsed on top of them, according to CNN.

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Local firefighters were dispatched to the museum after receiving a 911 call, the outlet noted.

One of the victims had to be airlifted 30 miles away to a medical center in Knoxville, while the other two were taken by ambulance to a seperate hospital.

The extent of their injuries has not been released, per CNN.

“Our iceberg wall collapsed and injured 3 guests who were taken to the hospital. At this time, we do not know the extent of their injuries,” read a post on the museum’s Facebook page.

“Needless to say, we never would have expected an incident like this to occur as the safety of our guests and crew members are always top of mind,” the post continued. “We take pride in the quality of our maintenance and have measures in place to ensure that appropriate safety guidelines are upheld.”

The museum, which claims to be the world’s largest Titanic museum attraction, was temporarily closed following the incident and reopened the next day.

“The Titanic staff did an excellent job of getting people away from the area and downstairs then evacuating them out of the building," Pigeon Forge Fire Department Chief Tony L. Watson said.

While it is unclear what caused the iceberg wall to collapse, the museum said it will take 4 weeks to rebuild it.

According to its official website, the museum has more than 400 artifacts from the doomed passenger ship that sank in 1912.

“As visitors touch a real iceberg, walk the Grand Staircase and third class hallways, reach their hands into 28-degree water, and try to stand on the sloping decks,” reads a description on the site, “they learn what it was like on the RMS Titanic by experiencing it first-hand.”

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