Building collapses at Mallorca beach killing at least four and injuring 27 | Spain

At least four people have been killed and 27 injured after a building collapsed on a beachfront in Mallorca, emergency services said on Thursday.

The two-storey building, the Medusa Beach Club, collapsed in Palma de Mallorca, according to reports.

Several people are believed to be trapped after the incident, which happened at about 20.30 local time (19.30 BST).

A spokesperson for a regional emergency response coordination centre said: “We have activated an emergency response as a result of the collapse of the ceiling of a two-storey building in Avenida Cartago in Playa de Palma, where people are trapped. Firefighters and local police are at the scene.”

Local emergency services said psychologists have also been called to the scene.

Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, said he was monitoring the situation closely and his government would be ready to deploy “all the means and personnel that are necessary” to help emergency services at the scene.

Marga Prohens, the president of the Balearic Islands, said she was shocked to hear of the building collapse.

“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,” Prohens wrote on X.

There has not been any information disclosed on whether the deceased or injured are restaurant workers or holidaymakers.

The exact cause of the structural failure is currently unknown and is under investigation.

The local mayor, Jaime Martínez, and deputy mayor, Javier Bonet, have arrived at the scene to coordinate rescue efforts and provide support to the affected families, the TSC website reported.

Authorities are urging anyone with information related to the incident to come forward and assist in the investigation.

Palma de Mallorca is a popular tourist resort and is the capital of the western Mediterranean island.

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