Spanish rescue team pulls body out of collapsed building


Firefighters are working on August 26, 2021 in the wreckage of a collapsed building in the town of Peniscola, Spain. (Eva Manez / Reuters)

Peniscola, Spain — Firefighters in Peniscola, a coastal town in Spain, found the body of a teenager in the wreckage of a collapsed building early Thursday, still looking for another missing person. Said.

Peniscola Mayor Andres Martinez told Reuters that the boy was about 15 years old and was staying in a three-story building that collapsed Wednesday night in the Valencia region of Spain’s east coast.

Collapsed building in the town of Peniscola
Firefighters are working on August 26, 2021 in the wreckage of a collapsed building in the town of Peniscola, Spain. (Eva Manez / Reuters)

According to local officials, about 140 firefighters and paramedics worked overnight to rescue a man buried in rubble around midnight.

“He was completely trapped in the slab and the wrong operation would have had fatal consequences,” said firefighter Carlos Verchili.

Eva Manes

Reuters

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