This Saturday afternoon a tragic accident happend after paramedics were called to assist a woman who had suffered a fracture falling into an empty water tank after the floor subsided. While trying to assist her the floor continued to subside and they also fell into the tank.
The Emergency Services were alerted that four people had fallen into an empty water tank after the floor of a house collapsed in San Batolomé, on the Arrecife-Tinajo road.
The woman went in to cardiorespiratory arrest whilst being rescued by firemen and paramedics tried to resuscitate the woman but could only confirm her death.
The two other paramedics were injured, one with head trauma and another was knocked unconscious by the fall.
Another man also involved was a relative of the deceased who was in the house when the subsidence happened.