5 dead and at least 20 injured

5 dead and at least 20 injured

people and around twenty were injured after the Collapse of the roof of a restaurant in a tourist area on the island of Mallorca, in Spain.

The emergency services of the Balearic Islands reported through their social networks that seven of the injured are “very serious” and nine of them are “serious.” All of them were “transferred to various hospital centers in Palma.”

Collapse of a building in Spain: what the event was like

The roof of the building collapsed towards the end of the afternoon on Thursday in a premises located in the area of Playa de Palma, south of the city of Palma de Mallorca.

At the moment, the reasons that caused the collapse, but according to witnesses, The roof dragged away part of the first floor.

Those affected are “of various nationalities,” the emergency service added. The Balearic Islands are the second tourist destination in Spain and in 2023 it received more than 14 million visitors. The Playa de Palma area was very busy at the end of Thursday afternoon, at the beginning of the high tourist season.

Several firefighting teams were working at the scene, while ambulances were waiting to transport injured people to hospitalsAccording to a journalist from the AFP.

They also assured that they “continue to act at the scene” in case there are still people trapped in the rubble.

What President Pedro Sánchez said after the collapse in Mallorca

The president of Spain, Pedro Sanchezhe claimed to be following “closely the consequences of the terrible landslide that occurred on the beach of Palma”, in a message on X.

Sánchez said he had spoken with the regional president of the Balearic Islands, Marga Prohens, and with the mayor of Mallorca, Jaime Martínez, to whom he transferred “the willingness of the Government of Spain to collaborate with all the means and personnel that are necessary.”

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