Results of investigation to be handed over to a Palma court on Monday

20-08-2013
Palma police were ordered to seal of the remains of the Hotel Tivoli, part of which collaapsed on Friday killing two builders and seriously injuring twon others, yesterday and until engineers have completed their investigation, no body is allowed on to the side. But while structural engineers set about examining the remains of the trhee-storey block, local police began interviewing witnesses and injured construction workers able to talk. The results of the inspection are not expected until Monday ant all the findings will be handed over the Court number 5 in Palma. However yesterday could not find any clear indications as to what caused the building to collapse. One of the initial theories is that a small excavating machine hit one of the pillars -how- ever that has yet to be confirmed. The police, however are neither ruling out the possibility of the recent heavy rains causing the foundatinos to subside nor a structural defect in the building being to blame. One of the engineers said that had the other side of the hotel collapsed "we would have been dealing with a much bigger death toll".

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