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Second woman found dead after Tenerife building collapse

Published 15/04/2016

The scene after the collapse of a four-storey building in Los Cristianos, Tenerife (Canarian Weekly/PA)
The scene after the collapse of a four-storey building in Los Cristianos, Tenerife (Canarian Weekly/PA)

A second woman has been found dead in the rubble of a four-storey apartment building which collapsed on the island of Tenerife, Spanish officials said.

A Canary Islands government statement said the body of a middle-aged woman was discovered shortly before 5am local time on Friday.

Another woman was found dead on Thursday, hours after the collapse of the building in a built-up central area of the popular southern coastal town of Los Cristianos.

Three other people were injured in the incident.

It was not known how many people were in the building when it collapsed.

Witnesses told Spanish media the building had been undergoing renovations.

The statement said firefighters with sniffer dogs continued searching in the rubble for other possible victims.

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