Four dead and 'people trapped' after building collapses in Majorca holiday resort

-Credit: (Image: AFP via Getty Images)
-Credit: (Image: AFP via Getty Images)


Four fatalities have been confirmed and as many as ten individuals are feared to be trapped after a building collapsed at a beach resort in Majorca. Emergency services, including police and fire brigades, have descended upon the scene where the incident occurred, believed to be a terrace at the Medusa Beach Club on Playa de Palma.

Authorities have updated the death toll to two and reported that up to 14 people sustained injuries. Currently, there is no information regarding whether the victims were staff or tourists.

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.

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"Firefighters and local police are at the scen.", reports the Mirror. 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.”

Playa de Palma, located east of the capital of Majorca, is a favoured destination for German holidaymakers.