Croagh Patrick Collapses Under The Weight Of 20,000 People Making Annual Pilgrimage


SOME 20,000 hill-walkers are feared crushed to death following the collapse of historic Irish pilgrimage site, Croagh Patrick.

The annual climb to the peak during ‘Reek Sunday’ proved too much for the structure as 20,000 people caved the peak in with the search survivors entering its 39th hours. Croagh Patrick, famed the world over, was built by the Catholic Church in 1957 in response to the building of Disneyland in America in an effort to appeal to religious thrill seekers.

“There are signs everywhere ‘no more than 19,999 people on Croagh Patrick at one time’, you can’t say they weren’t warned,” one Mayo local remarked, clearly annoyed by carnage caused.

Irish rescue services have been overwhelmed and are seeking the help of the public in an effort to clear the rubble and rescue those stuck beneath it.

“It’s chaos at the moment. We’ve very little info, other than the fact the whole thing crumbled at about 2.30pm Sunday, some say it was caused by an impromptu Ceili at the top but it’s too early to confirm anything,” rescue worker Alan Mulhearn told WWN, “I suspect overweight Americans if I’m being honest”.

The collapse of the devoutly Catholic mountain will go down as one of the worst disasters to hit any country in recent memory.