“Hellish” scenes as eight people are burnt to death
Eight people, including two young children, died on Tuesday after a head-on collision with a lorry on the AP7 close to Cox in Alicante Province.
The tragedy, which happened at 4.40pm, produced a horrific scene for witnesses and emergency workers, one of whom described it as looking like something out of the classic poem, Dante’s Inferno. It’s the most serious accident in the region since 1998 when a Benidorm-bound coach, full of pensioners, crashed at Villafranqueza, resulting in 12 deaths and 38 injuries. The main theory being worked on by crash investigators is that one of the lorry tyres suffered a blowout.
The people who died in Tuesday’s crash were all Romanian and had been on holiday in Vera in Andalucía, with the two youngsters aged five and seven.