Update: Five more injured in hospitals after rooftop tragedy in Palma de Mallorca

by Lorraine Williamson
roof top terrace tragedy

On Thursday evening, a full terrace on the first floor of a restaurant/club in Palma de Mallorca collapsed. Four people died in the tragedy with the roof top terrace and initially there was talk of 27 injured.

On Saturday, the number of four deaths was confirmed – two German tourists in their 20s, a 23-year-old Spanish worker and a Senegalese man in his 44s. In addition, there were 16 wounded. Of the injured, seven were in critical condition and nine were in serious condition. They were treated in different hospitals in Palma. It was announced this morning, that five injured people remain hospitalised in private centres and the Son Espases hospital. This was reported by the Balearic Islands Health Service.


A 30-year-old man from the Netherlands is still in serious condition at Juaneda Hospital as a result of a traumatic brain injury. Two other Dutchmen and a Spaniard have also been admitted to private centres – Juaneda and Quirónsalud Group – with mild and minor injuries. Their condition is improving. A 26-year-old woman with a chest injury is in the Son Espases hospital. Her condition is stable. A 34-year-old German victim was admitted to the Clínica Juaneda. However, he was discharged at his own request.

Investigation into the cause of tragedy with roof top terrace

The Policia Nacional are working with technicians to determine the causes of the collapse in Playa de Palma. The incident took place on Thursday evening. Moreover, the roof terrace had only been open for two days after renovation. The hypothesis is that the 140 square metre terrace was not designed for the weight it would have to carry. Researchers wonder whether the roof terrace should have been used in the first place. A technical inspection of the newly renovated terrace revealed that there were issues that “compromised the structure”. As a result, the roof terrace was be “non trafficable” meaning it was not designed to be walked on.

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