ASUNCION – Six employees were hurt on Monday when shelving gave way at the headquarters of Paraguay’s electoral agency amid preparations for the April 22 elections.
None of the people affected, including a pregnant woman, suffered major injuries, agency director Luis Salas told reporters.
“We were lucky,” he said.
One overloaded rack of shelves toppled over, creating a chain reaction that brought down several other racks, the official said, adding that the mishap would not disrupt the work of the agency.
The accident took place the same day that Renate Weber, the chief of the European Union election observer mission, was to visit the agency headquarters.
Paraguayans will go to the polls April 22 to choose a president and vice president, members of Congress and provincial governors.