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Life in Culebrón is personal view of Spain and Spanish life as seen by a Briton living in a small village in Alicante province.
The other tabs link to similar blogs when I have lived in other places. The TIM magazine is an English language magazine I write articles for.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Real news

On Saturday Maggie told me that there had been a lorry fire on the road about a kilometre from our house. I'd been inside, cleaning, so I hadn't noticed.

We were told about this lorry fire by at least ten people on the Saturday. Gossip is currency here. This morning someone told me that there had been two motorcyclists cut in half and then reduced to ashes in the accident. My morbid curiosity aroused I checked out the story.

In fact a motorbike rider, a young man, crashed into the front of a lorry. The impact caused a fire, the biker slid underneath the lorry and was, indeed, burned beyond recognition. The lorry driver was unharmed.

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