'Local hero' among four dead in Majorca building collapse that left dozens injured

Four people have died and 16 more are injured after a building collapsed onto The Medusa Beach Club in the popular tourist resort of Playa de Palma, as ITV News Correspondent Peter Smith reports

At least four people have died and dozens of others have been injured following a building collapse in Majorca, emergency services said.

Today police confirmed those who died were two German women aged between 20 and 30, and a 33-year old Spanish woman who worked at the club.

The fourth person who died was a 44-year-old Senegalese man, named locally as Abdoulaye Diop.

He made national headlines in 2017 for rescuing a man struggling in waters off the Majorca coast.

Writing on X, emergency services in Palma said that seven people were very seriously injured, and a further nine seriously injured. They said those injured had been transferred to various hospitals in the island's capital.

Spanish authorities say all those taken to hospital are Dutch nationals and are all in a stable condition.

The UK Foreign Office said it was aware of the incident - but there were currently no reports of British nationals having been injured.

The Spanish island is now holding a three-day mourning period.

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Local media said the top terrace of The Medusa Beach Club, a restaurant in Palma, had collapsed.

More than 100 emergency workers searched through the night, with reports saying they called for silence from onlookers to try and listen for survivors still stuck inside.

They said emergency services were called shortly after 8pm (local time) to the building. The cause of the collapse is at present unknown.

Public television for the Balearic Islands reported there were people dancing on a terrace of the beach club that collapsed on top of another floor beneath.

Posting on X, emergency services said four people had died and 21 people were injured. They said emergency services were continuing to operate at the scene.

Footage posted on social media shows crowds gathered outside the restaurant as emergency services search through the wreckage.

Palma de Majorca is a popular area with tourists on the Mediterranean island.

The President of the Balearic Islands, Marga Prohens, said on X that she was "shocked" by the collapse, and thanked the emergency services continuing to work on the scene.

The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, also said he is closely following the "terrible" situation, and conveyed "the willingness of the Spanish government to collaborate with all the means and personnel that are necessary."

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