TWO people have been rescued alive following a partial collapse of a house on the Orihuela Costa.
The incident happened at 8am on Wednesday morning in the popular Laguna II urbanisation, and according to reports, firefighters who rushed to the scene cordoned off and evicted 60 people from 15 properties.
At least eight have been affected by the collapse.
Local Police, Guardia Civil, ambulances and fire brigades from Torrevieja, Orihuela and Almoradi
combined to control the rescue operation.
In addition, the Canine Unit containing sniffer dogs from Elche were also in attendance in case they were needed to find any more trapped people.
The two people rescued are understood to be British and have been taken to Torrevieja Hospital.
One is suffering from severe shock and the other with cuts and bruises.
Mayor of Orihuela Emilio Bascuñana has visited the site and has spoken with technicians who were evaluating the possible causes of the collapse.
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