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Toddler dies after being hit by falling tile in Mallorca

Toddler dies after being hit by falling roof tile while sheltering from heavy shower with her parents at hotel in Mallorca

  • Girl was struck by a tile when her parents took cover from rain under a porch 
  • The 14-month-old toddler was stabilised at the scene and rushed to hospital
  • However, it was later confirmed that she had passed away from her injuries 
  • The young girl, who was on holiday with her family, was believed to be Dutch
  • It is unclear if the family were staying at the hotel or just passing by at the time 


A toddler critically injured after a roof tile fell on her head in a freak accident at a hotel in Majorca has died in hospital.

Sources at the island’s Son Espases Hospital confirmed the 14-month-old girl had lost her fight for life in the early hours of Saturday morning. 

She suffered severe head injuries in the horror incident at midday on Friday when she and her parents took shelter from the rain, and was admitted to a paediatric intensive care unit.

Her condition on Friday evening had been described as ‘very serious.’ 

A 14-month-old toddler is fighting for her life after being hit by a falling tile in a freak accident at the Green Garden Aparthotel (pictured) in Majorca

The youngster’s parents are understood to have taken refuge with the child under an entrance porch to the hotel during a heavy shower when the roof tile fell on her.

Local reports said it is is thought to have come loose because of the heavy rain.

She was stabilised at the scene before being rushed to Son Espases.

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

The hotel where the horror incident occurred, around midday on Friday, has been identified as the Green Garden Aparthotel in the resort of Cala Rajada on Majorca’s east coast.

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

Hospital sources earlier confirmed the youngster was in a ‘very serious’ condition in intensive care after suffering severe head injuries.  

Hospital sources have confirmed the youngster is 'very serious' in intensive care after suffering severe head injuries when the tile fell on top of her outside the hotel (pictured)

Hospital sources have confirmed the youngster is ‘very serious’ in intensive care after suffering severe head injuries when the tile fell on top of her outside the hotel (pictured)

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

It was not clear this morning if the family involved was staying at the hotel or had simply stopped to take shelter from the rain while passing by.

Police employed by the local Capdepera council which covers Cala Rajada said they were unable to comment.

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