Breaking news from the United Nations, where a celebration has ended in tragedy
It is believed the calamity occurred during a rendition of the Elbonian State Dance - a traditional victory reel where partners move round two places for each round. This was being performed to welcome Elbonia's entry as the newest member of the UN.
In the second round, HM King James II of Elbonia, a portly gentleman, joined the dance party and the ceiling, the guests and the Elbonian Military Choir plunged onto the room below which was holding a debate on UN Protocols on Capital Punishment.
It seems ten diplomats have been squished, but amidst the chaos, many of those attending the debate took the chance to run for cover in the free bar in an adjacent suite.
One eyewitness was able to give a somewhat coherent account - the new Elbonian representative to the UN, Mr. Dilbert. Before the effects of a concussion from a pair of large regal buttocks set in, he gave this statement.
'When it happened, I was coming down the hallway - it is partly next to the Debate Room - and just gone round the turn behind it. I'd been to the loos as I'd just had my third Elbonian Glory (a cocktail containing sugar, iodine and rum). As everyone stood to applaud Barack Obama's speech, there was a crash behind me, rolling me onto that piece of carpet behind you. I banged my head hard on the floor, but worse was to come. As I looked up, I heard a groan and James II's buttocks were heading towards me. As I'm a little man, it didn't half hurt...'
So which nations were represented by the now sadly flattened victims?