PEDREGUER (ALICANTE) – A DUTCH woman at a Pedreguer kitchen warehouse-coffee shop was almost killed yesterday (Friday) afternoon after the roof collapsed on to where she was stood just seconds earlier.
Conny Melieste whose male partner owns the business located at Les Galgues de Pedreguer Industrial Estate, was at a the coffee shop when a metal beam weighing more than 1,000 kg almost crushed her, followed by the rest of the roof.
She sustained minor injuries, according to Spanish daily Diario Informacion.
Owners of adjoining businesses said it was a miracle as the incident could have killed many people. The floor above the kitchen shop is a training centre where there are typically around 80 students who attend evening classes there.
The wrecked business opened around 6 years ago since the industrial estate opened. Every Sunday there is a flea market at the estate and the now destroyed coffee shop is normally busy.
Initial indications suggest the beam has a soldering defect.
An adjoining classic car dealership was also affected by the collapsed, with a 1950s Chevrolet left partially buried in the rubble.