Christmas Day cave house tragedy in Spain

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Christmas Day cave house tragedy in Spain
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Christmas Day cave house tragedy in Spain’s Almeria.

Sadly, on Saturday, December 25, an elderly person died after the roof of a cave house collapsed. The collapse happened in Almeria’s Santa Fe de Mondújar.

According to the emergency services in Andalucia, the collapse happened shortly before 5pm. After the coordination centre was alerted to the emergency they activated the fire brigade, the Guardia Civil and the local police.

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The emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident but once there they confirmed that one person died in the cave house roof collapse. So far no details have been released regarding the identity of the deceased person. The authorities in Almeria have confirmed though that a body had been discovered inside the house.

The Guardia Civil along with other emergency services were trying to free the body after the collapse.

According to the authorities, the victim had been working on the property along with other people when the roof collapsed claiming the elderly person’s life.



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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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