Four dead in Majorca building collapse and 7 'critical' as first victim named

Four people have now been confirmed dead following the collapse of a building at a Majorcan beach resort. Updated information on casualties reveals 21 people have been injured, while seven are in a critical condition.

More people are still thought to be trapped beneath rubble at a beach bar in Playa de Palma called the Medusa Beach Club. It is not yet known whether tourists or workers have been injured.

A false ceiling was reported to have collapsed at the club. A spokesman for a regional emergency response coordination centre said: “Four people have died and 21 have been injured in the collapse of a building in Cartago Street in Playa de Palma.”

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The first victim of the tragedy has been named locally as Abdoulaye Diop, a Senegalese migrant living in Majorca who had been working as a nightclub doorman. He had reportedly saved a man who was drowning in the sea at Playa de Palma in 2017.

Earlier, a spokesman for a regional emergency response coordination centre said: “We have activated an emergency response as a result of the collapse of the ceiling of a two-storey building in Avenida Cartago in Playa de Palma, where people are trapped. Firefighters and local police are at the scene.”