NEW statistics have shed light on the leading causes of death in Malaga Province.
Spain’s National Institute of Statistics (INE) found 4,107 deaths, 32 per cent of the 12,708 total for last year, fell victim to circulatory diseases which was the leading killer.
Cancerous tumours came second, killing a total of 3,262 people. That is a quarter of all those who died during 2017.
Statistics for ‘non-natural’ deaths showed some 61 people died in road accidents, 65 due to falls and 15 due to murder. Suicide was the biggest non-natural killer, claiming 130 lives.
A total of 424,523 people died in Spain last year, 3.4 per cent more than in 2016.