Horror smash as tanker lorry brakes fail in Marbella.

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TWO people died in a traffic accident at the roundabout at the entrance to Marbella from the Ojen road, and another two were injured. A tanker lorry approaching the roundabout from the A-355 (Ojen road) was unable to brake and collided with the side of a vehicle. The driver of the car suffered whiplash.

The tanker then went over the roundabout and crashed into another car, pushing it forward for several metres before rolling over it, police said. The car, totally wrecked, burst into flames due to it having been dragged along the road, and the two occupants, a 35-year-old woman and a man who has not yet been identified, were killed by the fire.

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The tanker then hit the side of the road, before impacting with a third vehicle, rolling on top of it and crushing the passenger side. The 50-year-old woman driver sustained a deep cut to her hand but was not seriously injured. The two men in the lorry were uninjured but were treated for an anxiety attack. The driver was not drunk and was travelling at less than 80kph at the time of the accident despite going downhill, the tanker being full and the brakes failing.

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