One dead, 11 injured after scaffolding collapse at luxury hotel in Spain

Madrid's emergency service said in a tweet that wrought iron work on the sixth floor of central Madrid's Ritz Hotel collapsed shortly after 4 pm local time.

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One person has died and at least 11 others are injured after an accident at a luxury hotel undergoing renovations in Madrid.

Madrid's emergency service said in a tweet that wrought iron work on the sixth floor of central Madrid's Ritz Hotel collapsed shortly after 4 pm local time.

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A spokesman for a local emergency services coordinator confirmed: “Accident at the Ritz. Firefighters are working inside to rescue people who are trapped. Medical teams are assisting the injured.”

A spokesman for another emergency response unit tweeted: “Scaffolding at the site of the renovation work has collapsed.”

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