Two killed in landslide in Tenerife
Sunday, November 1, 2009
The victims were both women. One of them was identified as a 34-year-old woman from the southern part of the island. The other was identified as Marion Auril O'Hara, a 57-year-old woman from the United Kingdom. The collapsing of the cliff, which was on a small beach and stretched 130 feet (40 metres), occurred at around 1600 GMT on Sunday.
Initially, it was believed that there were six people trapped underneath the cliff. 150 rescue workers dug with picks and shovels, and continued digging for over four hours. However, the search was later scaled down, with the Senior Civil Guard Officer saying that "we now believe that these two women were the only victims."
Howard Williams, who was on holiday from the United Kingdom in the area, told Sky News Online that "police were aware the cliff was dangerous for days, but the only thing they put in place was a bit of builder's tape."
- "Spanish beach landslide kills two" — , November 1, 2009
- Andy Jack. "British Woman Dies In Holiday Isle Landslide" — , November 1, 2009