One of the injured remained in hospital in Minorca yesterday while four-month-old, Maria Camps, hurt when the corniche of a building in Carrer Nou collapsed in Mahon, Minorca on Wednesday is in a “stable” condition in Palma's Son Dureta hospital. Yesterday hundreds of curious people headed to the scene to inspect the damage while firemen and builders continued the massive clean up operation on the street and inside the top floor flat. Part of the roof was brought down on Wednesday and any unstable structures were pulled down yesterday as structural engineers presided over the operation to make sure that the building is made safe. The mayor of Mahon, Arturo Bagur, inspected the scene again yesterday and promised that an exhaustive investigation will be launched while the families of those injured intend to take legal action. The council maintains that the property had all the necessary planning permission and the correct health and safety requirements were in place. Nevertheless, the families want to know who is responsible and, if there are grounds for legal action, will instruct lawyers. Some of the blocks which fell the 12 metres from the penthouse, weighed in excess of 25 kilos, but fortunately many were caught by the first floor balcony. Bagur said that he was shocked by the accident, but admitted that had the accident happened in the middle of summer “it would have been a catastrophe.” Some of the injured were still suffering from shock yesterday.


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