Building Collapses In Tenerife, One Dead

At least one person has died, and a further nine remain missing, after a building collapsed on the Spanish island of Tenerife.

One person has died and nine others remain missing after a block of flats collapsed on the Spanish island of Tenerife.

The four-storey building in Los Cristianos, on the south of the island, collapsed at 09:30 local time (08:30 GMT), emergency officials said. The body of a woman aged about 70 was found in the rubble, local media said.

Residents living near the building said they had heard a large explosion shortly before it collapsed. Three people were also injured in the incident, one seriously.

Nearby flats were later evacuated over fears of a gas leak.

Arona municipality said searches for nine of the 28 people who lived in the building were continuing.

It is not clear if those who are unaccounted for were in the building when it fell. Mayor Jose Julian Mena told Spain’s Efe news agency it was unclear whether anyone was trapped.

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