Majorca bar collapse kills four people as 'up to 10 feared trapped' in resort disaster

Four people have died and up to ten people are feared trapped following a building collapse at a Majorcan beach resort.

Emergency responders including police and firefighters have raced to the scene of the incident, identified locally as a terrace at a beach bar in Playa de Palma called the Medusa Beach Club.

Authorities have updated the death toll to four and reported that up to 10 people sustained injuries. Currently, there is no information regarding whether the victims were staff or tourists.

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Reports suggest the collapse may have involved a false ceiling, but official confirmation is pending.

A spokesperson for the regional emergency response coordination centre conveyed: "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.", reports the Mirror. They later added: “We can confirm four 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.”

Playa de Palma is the beach area lying to the east of the Majorcan capital. It is especially popular with holidaymakers. Medusa Beach Club is popular with tourists of all nationalities.

A recent visitor from Ireland wrote on Tripadvisor: “Beautiful restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. We had Pizzas and drinks absolutely lovely and very friendly and helpful staff. We will definitely return.”

The venue also offers live music and is famed for its cocktails.

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