Technological Disaster in Canary-Islands (Esp.) on April 14 2016 11:41 AM (UTC).
Spanish authorities said Saturday they had pulled more bodies from the rubble of a four-storey building that collapsed on the popular Canary Island resort of Tenerife, bringing the death toll to seven. No further people were missing, according to the mayor's office in the southern town of Arona, after Thursday's collapse in the tourist area of Los Cristianos, near one of Tenerife's most popular beaches. The victims were four women and three men who had yet to be formally identified, it said in a statement. No nationalities were given for the victims. Earlier Saturday local officials had given a toll of five dead before firefighters and rescue workers recovered two more bodies from the devastated scene of the building collapse, which has left the street strewn with debris. Residents in four adjacent buildings have been evacuated as a precaution. "The occupants of the four buildings and the one that was affected have been rehoused in hotels and in a municipal camping ground," the statement said. It was still unclear why the building collapsed. Three people, including a 28-year-old Italian man who suffered a broken arm, were rescued from the rubble late Thursday, with two requiring hospital treatment. Tenerife, the largest of Spain's Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, is a popular destination for British and German holidaymakers and retirees.
Spanish authorities said Saturday, April 16, they had pulled more bodies from the rubble of a 4-story building that collapsed on the popular Canary Island resort of Tenerife, bringing the death toll to 5. Two people were still missing, officials said, after Thursday's collapse in the seaside, tourist area of Los Cristianos in the south of Tenerife, near one of the island's most popular beaches. The victims were 3 women and two men who have yet to be identified, city hall said in a statement, adding that 4 adjacent buildings had been evacuated. "The occupants of the 4 buildings and the one that was affected have been rehoused in hotels and in a municipal camping ground," it said. It is unclear why the building collapsed.
A second woman has been found dead in the rubble of a four-storey apartment building which collapsed on the island of Tenerife, Spanish officials said. A Canary Islands government statement said the body of a middle-aged woman was discovered shortly before 5am local time on Friday. Another woman was found dead on Thursday, hours after the collapse of the building in a built-up central area of the popular southern coastal town of Los Cristianos. Three other people were injured in the incident. It was not known how many people were in the building when it collapsed. Witnesses told Spanish media the building had been undergoing renovations. The statement said firefighters with sniffer dogs continued searching in the rubble for other possible victims.