Costa Blanca boy dies after school trip hotel fall tragedy

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DAVID ARQUES, a 14-year-old from Alfaz, was killed when he fell downstairs on a school trip to Granada.

For reasons that have still have to be clarified, he died after falling on the stairs of the hotel where he and his classmates were staying.

David was a relative of Alfaz’s mayor Vicente Arques and belonged to the CB TerrAlfas basketball team, where his father is the trainer and where he had played since he was a child.


The news of the tragic accident came as a shock in Alfaz and the local basketball teams where David was well-known and well-liked.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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