One person died yesterday and 11 have been injured after scaffolding collapsed at the Ritz Hotel in Madrid, where building work has been under way.
Emergency services said part of the sixth floor had collapsed, with reports it fell down to the first.
Two of the wounded were taken to hospital with serious injuries, while the others were less badly hurt.
It’s understood all those injured in the incident were workmen on site. Emergency services were called shortly after 4pm to reports of the collapse.
The Ritz Hotel closed in February for renovations thought to cost around 99 million euros, and is due to reopen at the end of next year.
A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder after a Spanish golfer was found dead on a golf course in Ames, Iowa, on Monday morning.
Police have charged Collin Daniel Richards with first-degree murder in the death of Celia Barquin Arozamena, Ames police announced on Monday night.
Ms Arozamena was originally from Puente San Miguel in Cantabria, and was in the top 100 US golfers, after winning the 2018 Big 12 Championship.
Tributes have been paid to her both in the United States, and here in Spain.
Road safety events are to be held across the region as part of the European Day without a Road Death, otherwise known as Project Edward. Drivers, riders, pedestrians and all other road users are encouraged to sign the pledge at projectedward.eu/pledge and spread the word on social media using #ProjectEDWARD
In Gran Canaria today, safety tips for scooter drivers, and also an event highlighting the risks to pedestrians using smartphones whilst crossing the road. Whilst in Gandia workshops giving road safety advice for children will be taking place, whilst employee driving safety is the topic in workshops in Lorca. In Barcelona today, there will be workshops giving guidance for city driving and safety tips and educational workshops for local school children.
The highlight of the day nationally will be the end of a cross Europe road trip which is due to arrive in Madrid later on today. The trip began in Dublin, and travelled across the continent taking in Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and finally Spain.