A British man has died after falling from the seventh floor balcony in a hotel in the Costa del Sol.

The man, thought to be roughly 50, fell onto a Spanish man on the terrace below who was also killed.

The Spaniard he fell on is thought to have been a local living in the upmarket resort of Marbella.

Police are trying to establish if the holidaymaker jumped or fell by accident.

The tragedy occurred at 1.45am this morning at the five-star Melia Don Pepe Hotel in Marbella.

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Local reports have described the Brit as aged around 50. He is understood to have been on holiday with family.

The two men died instantly.

A spokesman for the National Police in Malaga, which is investigating, said: “I can confirm two men have died at a hotel in Marbella after one plunged from the seventh-floor and landed on top of another.

“We are investigating.”

A well-placed source confirmed: “The man who jumped or fell is a British man aged around 50. The man who was enjoying a drink on the hotel terrace below him is a 43-year-old Spaniard.”

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