Europe

22 hurt in Spain nightclub floor collapse

Twenty-two people have been hurt on the Spanish island of Tenerife in a nightclub collapse. (AAP)

The dancefloor of a nightclub in Tenerife has collapsed, injuring 22 people.

Twenty-two people have been hurt on the Spanish island of Tenerife when the floor of a nightclub collapsed and sent the revellers plunging into the basement.

Emergency services for the Canary Islands say the people fell "about one story" into the basement early on Sunday after a hole of approximately four square metres opened in the floor.

Emergency services say that two of those hurt suffered serious injuries including broken legs and ankles.

Known for its warm climate and beaches, Tenerife is a popular holiday destination for many European tourists.

Along with Spaniards, authorities say the injured include two Frenchmen, a Belgian woman and a Romanian man.