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Three injured after apartment building collapses in popular Tenerife tourist resort

There were no tourists hurt in the incident, the local tourist board said.
Apr 14th 2016, 3:11 PM 34,750 0

A BUILDING HAS collapsed in a popular tourist resort in Tenerife.

The collapse occurred in the Los Cristianos area of the island.

Local newspaper El Espanol says that one person has died following the collapse of the four-storey building.

It says that there are three people who have been injured, with fears more may be trapped inside. Emergency services are at the scene.

In a statement to TheJournal.ie, the Department of Foreign Affairs said:

The Department can confirm that we have received no requests for consular assistance regarding this incident. There is no indication that there are any Irish citizens involved.

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The Canary Islands tourism board released a statement saying that no tourists had been affected by the explosion.

It said the incident “does not, in any way, affect the tourism activity in the municipality of Arona” because it involved a residential building in a residential area.

It said that tourism activity will continue “with absolute normality” in the municipality.

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