By Jennifer Leighfield • 02 January 2021 • 0:26
The victim died at the scene
A MAN, 67, died of a heart attack after a large firecracker exploded near him when he was sitting outside a bar in Valencia.
The events took place in Plaza Monseñor Oscar Romero, in the San Marcelino area of the city, when the man was sitting with a friend. When the firecracker, thrown near him by to people, exploded, he went into cardiac arrest and, although emergency services arrived quickly, nothing could be done to save his life.
National Police identified the people who threw the firecracker and are investigating whether a crime had been committed. They are awaiting the results of the autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
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Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics.
Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.
Manslaughter, no less. So sad that a life should end due to a ‘prank’.
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