The woman’s 15-year-old stepson were removed from the rubble Thursday morning, and he also did not survive. Part of the apartment complex collapsed around 8 p.m. Wednesday, prompting a massive rescue effort. At least 140 rescue workers searched for dogs under the rubble.
Three people are missing, and a 26-year-old man was rescued overnight from Wednesday to Thursday after emergency services called him after hearing him knocking and screaming from under the rubble.
The building, which was built in the 1990s, partially collapsed due to unknown reasons. According to the municipality, there were eight houses and about thirty people lived in them. Peniscola’s mayor, Andres Martinez, said some residents were not at home, spending a summer evening on the Mediterranean coast, according to local media.
At least 55 residents of the building and surrounding buildings spend the night elsewhere, all of which have been taken care of by acquaintances or in hotels. “The solidarity was overwhelming,” Mayor Martinez said.
The previously rescued man was conscious and taken to hospital. Mayor Martinez told Spain’s public media station on Wednesday evening that emergency services called the boy after he heard him knocking and screaming from under the rubble. The firefighters hugged each other when they finally managed to free him.
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