Four in 'very serious' condition and two dead in Majorca building collapse

Two people have died and four people are said to be in a 'very serious' condition following a building collapse at a Majorcan beach resort. Several people are also feared trapped after the incident at the Medusa Beach Club in Playa de Palma.

Emergency responders including police and firefighters raced to the scene as reports suggested that victims were trapped under rubble. Live footage from the scene shows a number of fire engines, including one with a cherry picker, and ambulances at the scene.

The street outside the beach club has been sealed off. It was initially reported that a false ceiling was believed to have collapsed, but it later emerged that the first floor had collapsed on the ground floor.

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Around 100 emergency responders are at the scene. Palma’s mayor Jaime Martinez is also at the scene.

A spokesperson for the regional emergency response coordination centre earlier 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." They later added: “We can confirm two people have died in the collapse of the building in Playa de Palma.

“We can also confirm 12 to 14 people have suffered injuries of differing degrees. Psychologists have been activated.”