Firefighters work through the mountain of rubble to search for survivors
Two people remain trapped in the three-story building that collapsed this afternoon in the Fontnova Urbanization in the Castellón town of Peñíscola, as confirmed by sources from the Emergency Coordination Center.
Five firefighters from the Rescue and Rescue units (URS) have been mobilized to the site, supported by the Canine Civil Protection Unit of the Castellón Provincial Council and the Machinery and Logistics unit, according to sources from the Provincial Consortium. firemen’s.
Likewise, Health has moved to the area two SAMU units, a rapid intervention vehicle and health center personnel who have treated various neighbors with anxiety crises and minor injuries. For its part, the Local Police has notified the City Council structure technicians to check the building.
The mayor of Peñíscola, Andrés Martínez, has confirmed in statements to La Sexta that both police officers, firefighters and the Civil Guard are carrying out rescue work at the scene of the accident. “In addition, medical services are also pending in the event that people who are trapped are found alive.”
As Martínez has indicated, “it seems that there are at least two people trapped” after the collapse. Of these, “one appears to be alive.” “The rest, as the rubble is on top, I can not assure anything yet,” explained the mayor.
At the moment, according to Martínez, “no hypothesis is being considered” regarding what happened. “At the moment absolutely nothing is known yet.”