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At least four died in a building collapse on Mallorca


At least four people lost their lives when the roof of a building housing a restaurant collapsed in Palma de Mallorca on Thursday. Photo: Isaac Buj / Europa Press / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 24.05.2024 02:39:29

Accidents and natural disasters: Local media reports that an accident happened at a restaurant by a beach near the city center. It is not known why the roof of the two-storey building collapsed.

Press officer Ane Elisa Jørem at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says The online newspaper that they are not aware that Norwegian citizens will be affected by the accident.

The nationality of the dead is not yet known. One of them is supposed to be a doorman who worked in the area, writes the local online newspaper Majorca Daily Bulletin.

The high season for tourists is just getting started on the Mediterranean island, which is part of the Balearic Islands. More than 14 million people visited the archipelago last year.

Both the mayor and the tourist board in Palma are said to have visited the accident site. The leader of the self-governing region of the Balearic Islands, Marga Prohens, says the incident has shocked her, and she sends her condolences to the families of those affected.

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is also following what has happened and says the government is willing to cooperate on resources and personnel.

(© NTB)


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