'No indication' that woman who died in Tenerife building collapse is Irish

'No indication' that woman who died in Tenerife building collapse is Irish
Emergency services at the scene following the collapse of a four-storey building in Los Cristianos, Tenerife. Pic: PA.

A woman has been killed after a building collapsed in Tenerife.

Several others have been injured and emergency services are searching through the rubble for survivors.

The four-storey building was in the tourist town of Los Cristianos.

The Department of Foreign Affairs say there is no indication at this point, that the victim is Irish.

A spokesperson confirmed that they will remain in contact with the Spanish authorities in relation to this tragedy.

At least one person was killed and three people injured, according to local newspaper Diairo de Avisos.

Officials have not confirmed the death, with the Canary Islands Emergency Co-ordinator and Safety Centre saying only that one woman was seriously injured and a man and a woman suffered less severe injures.

Among the injured were a 57-year-old woman who suffered serious trauma to her upper body, a 28-year-old Italian man who had a shoulder injury, and a 55-year-old woman who suffered an anxiety attack and was treated at the scene, the Canary Islands government said.

The scene following the collapse of a four-storey building in Los Cristianos, Tenerife. Pic: PA.
The scene following the collapse of a four-storey building in Los Cristianos, Tenerife. Pic: PA.

A spokesman for the Spanish Red Cross said it had sent volunteers to help the emergency services with the search.

The owner of the Hide Away Pub, Javier Velazquez, 58, lives in a flat above the bar next to the affected building and said his terrace had been "obliterated".

He told the Sun: "No-one was on the terrace because I don't open till 5pm but if this had happened in the evening, it would have been far worse.

"Around a third of my customers are British and 95% are Europeans from places like Italy, Belgium and Scandinavia.

"The noise when the building collapsed was tremendous. There was work going on in an old commercial premises on the first floor and I fear what's happened could be something to do with that."

He added that there were three separate collapses and he believed a Spanish woman had died.

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