Two hotel employees were seriously injured when a part of a building collapsed in the island of Mallorca on Saturday, in Port d'Alcúdia in the north of the Spanish holiday destination.
The sports room collapsed and fell onto the kitchens of the Bluesea Piscis hotel in the basement around 3 pm (local time), the regional newspaper Diario de Mallorca and the Mallorcan fire brigade reported.
Actuant a l'Hotel Blue Sea Piscis del Port d'@ajtalcudia per ensorrament del gimnàs damunt la cuina. Dues persones rescatades per @BombersdeMca i ateses per @SAMU061IB. Seguim revisant l'estructura afectada, clients reubicats a altres hotels pic.twitter.com/4nB3XDu17Z— Bombers de Mallorca (@BombersdeMca) April 9, 2022
The approximately 300 guests of the hotel had been taken to other accommodation as a precaution.
The work to rescue the injured from the rubble was very complicated, they said.
Fire brigade units from Alcúdia, Inca and Llucmajor were in action for hours. Police officers and paramedics also reportedly took part in the rescue operation.
The two injured, a 59-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman, were taken to hospital.
Technicians from Port d'Alcúdia council and the fire brigade then checked the building to see if the structure of the hotel, which had been completely sealed off, had been damaged.