British man dies after ‘falling from Spanish hotel balcony and killing bystander’

Chiara Giordano
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General view near the spot where a British man died after reportedly falling from a hotel balcony in Marbella, killing a Spaniard on the terrace below, 11 July 2020: Antonio Paz/EPA
General view near the spot where a British man died after reportedly falling from a hotel balcony in Marbella, killing a Spaniard on the terrace below, 11 July 2020: Antonio Paz/EPA

A British man has died at a Spanish hotel in a fall that killed another man, according to reports.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said officials were supporting the family of a British national in Spain after a death at the Melia Don Pepe Hotel in Marbella.

The spokesman said: “We are supporting the family of a British man following his death in Spain, and are in touch with the local police.”

According to the MailOnline, the British man was on holiday with family when he fell from a seventh-floor balcony at the five-star hotel in the early hours of Saturday and collided with a Spanish man who was on the terrace below.

National Police in Malaga told the website: “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.”

Additional reporting by Press Association