Spain Three bodies found under the rubble of a building

Spain: Three bodies found under the rubble of a building

Three bodies were found on Wednesday under rubble in a building whose interior collapsed on Tuesday near the city of Barcelona, ​​northeastern Spain, fire officials said.

“We found three bodies in the collapsed building in Badalona. They are waiting to be identified,” the firefighters wrote in a message posted on the social network X, formerly Twitter.

The interior of this five-story residential building collapsed shortly after 10:30 a.m. (09:30 GMT) on Tuesday in this city of more than 200,000 people north of Barcelona.

Images posted online by firefighters show a gaping hole extending from the top floor to the ground floor of the building, but the facade is intact.

The reasons for this collapse are currently unknown.

These three people have been missing since Tuesday evening. Nineteen fire crews took turns throughout the night, accompanied by sniffer dogs, to find them by manually clearing away 60 cubic meters of rubble.

According to local media, the 20-apartment building was built in 1959 and recently underwent a safety inspection.

The Badalone town hall said on X that it had ordered three days of mourning.