In the Spanish resort of Peniscola, 140 kilometers northeast of Valencia, part of an apartment complex collapsed on Wednesday evening. At least three people were buried under the rubble. Around midnight, emergency services managed to free one of them. The man was conscious and was taken to hospital for treatment.
Peniscola’s mayor, Andres Martinez, told Spanish public radio earlier in the evening that emergency services had called him after they heard him knocking and screaming from under the rubble.
According to the newspaper Country The other victims are a mother and her son. No sign of life was received from them.
It is unknown how many people were in the building when it collapsed. According to the municipality, there were eight houses and about thirty people lived in them. Mayor Martinez said that surely some of them weren’t at home. Spanish police are trying to locate all residents.
The cause of the building’s collapse is unknown. The complex was built in the 1990s.
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