A second woman has been found dead in the rubble of a four-storey apartment building which collapsed on the island of Tenerife, Spanish officials said.

A Canary Islands government statement said the body of a middle-aged woman was discovered shortly before 5am local time on Friday.

Another woman was found dead on Thursday, hours after the collapse of the building in a built-up central area of the popular southern coastal town of Los Cristianos.

Three other people were injured in the incident.

The tragedy contradicts earlier police statements which suggested only a couple of people had been hurt.

It was not known how many people were in the building when it collapsed.

Witnesses told Spanish media the building had been undergoing renovations.

The collapsed apartment block, captured by holidaymaker Mark Schofield

The statement said firefighters with sniffer dogs continued searching in the rubble for other possible victims.

The rescue drama was captured by Huddersfield holidaymaker Mark Schofield.

He and his wife Jayne, who are staying on the holiday island, were enjoying a coffee just around the corner from where the building collapsed.

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Mark said: “We walked down the road and were shocked to see the entire building in the middle of a block had just caved in.

“You could see furniture in the rooms still in place but the outside walls had gone.

“It’s a huge operation and no-one seems to know exactly what happened.”

The collapsed apartment block, captured by holidaymaker Mark Schofield