This is how Google map shows us how the palm tree that today caused the death of a 20-year-old girl in Barcelona deteriorated.

Today was a sad day in Barcelona. In the central Raval neighborhood, a 20-year-old girl lost her life in an unexpected tragedy: the fall of an imposing palm tree.

According to the testimonies of some neighbors, the situation of the tree in question had already been critical for some time. For months and even years, some residents had expressed concern about the stability of the palm tree, fearing that it posed a potential safety hazard to people passing through the area.

We have resorted to Google Maps technology. By collecting three images over different years, specifically in 2012, 2016 and March 2023, just five months ago, we have indeed observed an evident progressive change in the morphology of the palm tree.

Beyond responsibilities, we express our deepest condolences to the victim’s family and loved ones.

in 2012

in 2016

in March 2023