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4 dead after restaurant collapses on Majorca island

4 dead after restaurant collapses on Majorca island

Four people were killed when the roof of a restaurant collapsed on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca on Thursday (May 23), emergency services said. Also, there is “Twenty-one injured of varying degrees”, a spokesman for the Balearic tourist archipelago’s emergency services told Agence France-Presse (AFP). People from “Multinationals” are among the victims, he said, unable to provide further details.

Seven of the injured are in critical condition “Very serious” And the new ones are in good condition “graveyard”For their part, the emergency services were mentioned in a message on X. “They were transferred to different hospitals in Palma”Mallorca is the capital of the island, they added.

The tragedy happened at the end of the day in the tourist area of ​​Playa de Palma, south of Palma de Mallorca. “The Roof of a Two-Storied Building” The spokesman explained that a restaurant had collapsed. It is located by the sea, on an avenue lined with shops and resorts.

Several firefighters were stationed at the scene, while ambulances took the injured to hospital, an AFP photographer noted at the site. Rescue services “Continue work on site” The victims should be checked if they are still trapped under the rubble, they said. The street was cordoned off by police to allow rescue workers to work.

The reasons for the decline are unknown

The cause of the restaurant’s collapse is currently unknown, but according to witnesses cited by local media, the roof collapsed on part of the first floor.

The area is very busy at the end of the day when the tourist season is already in full swing in the Balearic Islands, including the islands of Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera.

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In a messageSpanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said “Closely follow the consequences of the catastrophic collapse on the beach of Palma”. Even the socialist leader “Condolences to the bereaved families” And delivered “All necessary means and personnel” Central state to assist regional authorities in managing this disaster.

Known for its clear waters and beaches, the Balearic Islands are Spain’s second biggest tourist destination after Catalonia. According to official statistics, in 2023, they will welcome more than 14 million tourists. The archipelago, of which Majorca is the main island, is particularly popular with German and British tourists.

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In 2009, seven people, including two Germans and three Colombians, were killed when a three-story building collapsed in Palma de Mallorca.

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