The accident happened when the men leaned against the wooden balcony railing, which suddenly tore off. However, the balcony itself did not crash, the spokesman explained. A police statement had previously said people had been hit or buried by debris.
District of Osnabrück: balcony railing tears off - five people fall into the depths
Five men fell from the balcony of a family home in Fürstenau near Osnabrück.