Majorca building collapse: four dead and 16 others injured as beach bar popular with tourists collapses

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Four people have died and several others have been seriously injured after a beach bar in Majorca collapsed.

Emergency services have been working to rescue people from the site at the two-storey Medusa Beach Club, a beachside bar popular with tourists. It is on Cartago Street in Palma de Majorca.

Local media reports that the building collapsed at around 8.30pm local time on Thursday evening (May 23). Those working to search the wreckage fear that there may still be people trapped under debris.

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Local newspaper El Pais was told by Palma fire chief Eder García that most of those affected by the collapse were foreign visitors and tourists. The UK foreign office has said that there have been “currently no reports of British nationals having been involved”.

The cause of the collapse is under investigation, however local police told reporters that it may have stemmed from excess weight on the balcony portion of the bar and restaurant.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has said that his government would be ready to send “all the means and personnel that are necessary” for the search. He added: "I want to send my condolences to to the families of the deceased and my wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured."

President of the Balearic Islands, Marga Prohens, said: "All my affection and warmth to the families of the four people who lost their lives in this tragic incident and wishing the recovery of all the injured." 

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