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12/07/2020 15:44 BST

Two Dead After British Tourist Falls From Balcony At Marbella Resort

The British man reportedly plummeted from the seventh floor of the hotel, striking another man as he fell.

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José Meliá street in Marbella

Two people have died after a British man fell from the seventh story of a Marbella hotel, according to local reports. 

The unnamed British tourist, identified as being around 50 years old by reporters close to the scene, is believed to have plummeted from a balcony, striking a second man – reported to be a local – as he landed. 

The circumstances surrounding the incident have not yet been fully explained. 

ABCandalucía said the incident took place shortly before 2am on Sunday morning at the five-star Gran Melia Don Pepe hotel, with emergency services pronouncing the two men dead at the scene of the incident. 

A spokesperson for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed the death of a British national to HuffPost UK, adding: “We are supporting the family of a British man following his death in Spain and are in touch with the local police.”

The Metro reported a statement from the National Police in Malaga, which is investigating the incident. A spokesperson said: “I can confirm two men have died at a hotel in Marbella after one plunged from the seventh-floor and landed on top of another.

“We are investigating.”