According to a statement released by the News Cafe brand, Varina Singh – Marketing Manager for the brand has responded with the following:
“News Cafe sincerely apologises for the unfortunate incident that took place at our Woodmead store. We are in contact with the onsite construction company, Soda Creations who is responsible for the renovations and aesthetical changes at the store.
While we can confirm that a part of the ceiling collapsed at approximately 11am this morning, we are awaiting their full report to determine exactly what happened.
At the time of the incident there were 15 patrons seated inside the restaurant but thankfully none of them were seriously hurt. Unfortunately, the construction designer was injured and has been taken to hospital for further assessment. We sympathise with him and wish him a speedy recovery. We also sincerely apologise to our patrons who were inconvenienced and traumatised by the incident.
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— Jacaranda News (@JacaNews) March 16, 2016