A Black Day In The History Of Felanitx

On Sunday, 31st of March, 1844, the people of Felanitx were waiting outside the parish church of their town to watch the Via Crucis processions in the lead-up to Easter of that year. The ramparts along the east-side of the church must have been over-saturated with people and somehow the parapet wall collapsed, burying a few hundred citizens under rubble and debris. 414 people died and many more were injured on that black day in the history of Felanitx. There was not a single family in Felanitx which did not have to bemoan a victim, 170 years ago today. The photo was taken in Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: March 15th, 2014.

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