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Tuesday 26 September 2017

Briton dies after accident in Spain

A British man has died following an accident while on holiday in Barcelona
A British man has died following an accident while on holiday in Barcelona

A British man has died following an accident while on holiday in Spain.

The man is understood to be 24-year-old pub manager Joe Smith, from Leicester, who was in Barcelona at the time of the incident.

It was reported he was injured in an accident involving a lift.

Friends took to social media to launch a fundraising appeal following his death.

Paul Talbot, described on Twitter as a tattoo artist, posted a message that said: "Im trying to help raise money for joe smith , who was tragically killed in barcelona while on holiday , and without any travel insurance. Its going to cost 4000 just to get him home." (sic)

The Foreign Office confirmed it had been made aware of the incident.

A spokeswoman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Barcelona on the 3rd of September.

"We are in contact with the family and are providing consular assistance."

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