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Pajo’s Steveston Ramp Collapses; Leaves People Stranded On Floating Restaurant

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Over a dozen people were reportedly trapped inside Pajo’s fish and chips on Sunday after the ramp to the restaurant collapsed.

According to the BC Ambulance Service (BCAS), the incident occurred around 2:50 p.m. on July 9. Witnesses say there were approximately 15 people using the ramp toward Pajo’s on the Wharf when it crumpled.

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Two ambulances were immediately on the scene, but weren’t able to provide aid as there was no way to get to the restaurant.

Authorities eventually constructed a temporary dock and rescued everyone stranded at the restaurant about 40 minutes later.

One person was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Pajo’s took to Facebook to let guests know that they’ll be closed until further notice.

“To our loyal guests: We are currently working with local authorities to figure out the cause of this incident. Pajo’s at the Wharf will be closed until further notice. Please visit our social media for further updates and reopening dates. Thank You”

The Richmond restaurant first opened as a fish-and-chips stand in 1985. Since then it has expanded with three locations in Richmond, one in Port Coquitlam, and another in Port Moody.

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