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Tenerife collapse death toll rises

BBC News BBC News 16/04/2016
Rescue workers at the scene of a building collapse in Tenerife: Rescue workers have been at the scene since the building collapsed on Thursday © Reuters Rescue workers have been at the scene since the building collapsed on Thursday

Six people have now been confirmed dead after a four-storey apartment building collapsed on the popular Spanish island of Tenerife.

Firefighters and sniffer dogs at the scene of a collapsed building in Tenerife: Sniffer dogs have been helping search efforts © AFP Sniffer dogs have been helping search efforts

The victims, four women and two men, are yet to be identified. Another person remains missing, local authorities said.

Rescue workers at the scene of a building collapse in Tenerife: It is not known yet what caused the building to collapse © Reuters It is not known yet what caused the building to collapse

Three people were injured in Thursday's collapse in Los Cristianos.

It is not known yet what caused it but residents said they heard a large explosion shortly before the incident.

Among the dead are two Spaniards, two Italians, one Moroccan and one Finnish national, according to the EFE news agency,

Tenerife is the largest of Spain's Canary Islands and is a big draw for British holidaymakers.

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