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Freak accident as house floor collapses 

A 72-year-old woman died when the floor of her house collapsed and she fell into an empty water tank below.

The incident happened at a property on the Arrecife to Tinajo road in San Bartolomé in the early afternoon of January 20th.

At the time of the alert, the 112 emergency control centre was told that four people had been injured.

Two of those hurt were members of the SUC team who had gone to the scene.

It is understood the woman who died suffered a fracture in the fall and later died of cardiac arrest. The other person injured was another occupant of the house.

Police said the tank below the floor of the house had no water in it at the time of the accident.

One of the two men injured suffered a head injury and the other a fainting attack.

Prolonged efforts were made at the scene to try and save the woman’s life but without success.