Toddler dies after being hit by falling roof tile in freak hotel accident as she sheltered from rain

Toddler dies after being hit by falling roof tile in freak hotel accident as she sheltered from rain

  • Updated: 14:00, 2 Oct 2021

A TODDLER has died after being hit by a roof tile that was fell from a hotel in Majorca.

The 14-month-old girl and her parents were said to have taken refuge from the rain under an entrance porch of the hotel before tragedy struck.

1The little girl is said to be in a 'very serious' condition after being hit by the falling tile in Majorca at the Green Garden AparthotelCredit: Solarpix

The heavy tile then slid on top of the tot during the freak accident at the Green Garden Aparthotel in Cala Rajada at around midday on Friday.

The youngster was stabilised at the scene before being rushed to the island’s Son Espases hospital.

She had suffered severe head injuries and was admitted to a paediatric intensive care unit.

The little girl, who was on holiday with her family, is believed to be Dutch.

Sources at the hospital confirmed the girl had lost her fight for life in the early hours of this morning.

Civil Guard officers on the Spanish island are investigating and will present a report to a local judge tasked with coordinating the probe.

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Local reports said that the tile was thought to have come loose because of the heavy rain.

It is not known whether the family were staying at the hotel on Majorca's east coast or simply passing by when the baby was injured.

No one from the hotel, described as a four-star "family-friendly" accommodation with services "specially designed for children’s entertainment and adults’ relax", was immediately available for comment.

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