By Ron Howells • 02 October 2021 • 11:55
Toddler fights for life in Mallorca after being hit by falling roof tile in freak hotel accident. image: Twitter
A toddler is fighting for her life in a Mallorcan hospital after being hit by falling roof tile in a freak hotel accident.
The accident happened just after midday yesterday as the 14-month-old baby girl and her parents were said to be taking refuge from the rain under an entrance porch of the hotel before tragedy struck.
The heavy tile is said to have slipped from the roof on top of the tot during the freak accident at the Green Garden Aparthotel in Cala Rajada. The youngster was stabilised by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to the island’s Son Espases hospital and admitted to a paediatric intensive care unit.
The little girl, who was on holiday with her family, is believed to be Dutch, the hotel is located on Majorca’s eastern coast. A source at Son Espases Hospital said the toddler is in a “very serious” condition after suffering severe head injuries.
According to The Sun, Guardia Civil officers on the Spanish island have been brought in to investigate the accident and when complete will present a report to a local judge tasked with coordinating the probe. Local reports said that the tile was thought to have come loose because of the heavy rain.
It is not known whether the family were staying at the hotel or simply passing by when the baby was injured.
No one from the hotel, described as a four-star “family-friendly” accommodation with services “specially designed for children’s entertainment and adults’ relax”, have so far commented on the accident.
The Aemet met agency had issued a yellow alert for rain in Mallorca on Friday, October 1. The alert applied to the whole of the island, active between 12 midday and 6 pm, and suggested that there could be rainfall of 25 litres per square metre over a one-hour period and could be accompanied by storms.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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