In the Spanish resort of Peñíscola, 140 kilometres northeast of Valencia, part of an apartment complex collapsed on Wednesday evening. At least three people were buried under the rubble.


A boy was found dead around 7:45 a.m., Levante newspaper reported. The newspaper writes that the emergency services receive the boy’s family and ensure that they are properly supervised.

Around midnight, a 15-year-old boy was rescued and taken to hospital. Peñíscola Mayor Andrés Martínez told Spain’s public broadcaster earlier in the evening that emergency services had made contact with the boy after hearing him knocking and shouting from under the rubble.

The boy said there was another woman on the same floor he was standing on. She is still under the rubble but has been located by a rescue team using dogs. It is unknown if she is still alive.

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 there. Mayor Martínez said it is certain that some of them were not at home. The Spanish police are trying to locate all residents.

It is unknown what caused the building to collapse. The complex was built in the 1990s.

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