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Local news and information for Alcantarilla, Murcia

Crime/Incidents Tue, Nov 27, 2012

Air Force member dies when parachute fails to open

A MEMBER of the paratroopers in Murcia has died after a fault with his parachute meant the manual opening mechanism failed. José Manuel Zambrana, 31, was a parachute-jumper from the school at the air-base in...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Oct 7, 2008

Brave shoppers stymie sex-crime killer

Customers threw items from the shelves to stop a man armed with a knife from attacking his partner at a Mercadona store in Alcantarilla (Murcia) shortly before closing time yesterday evening. Having successfully...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Oct 2, 2008

Soldier attempts suicide after double shooting

Rodrigo, a corporal in the Spanish army is in custody at the Virgen de la Arrixaca University Hospital in Murcia following his arrest shortly before 2.30am this morning. The soldier, who is originally from Burgos, is in...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Feb 12, 2005

Chemical factory blaze alarms local population

A fierce blaze yesterday lunchtime at the Novochem 2000 chemical plant on an industrial estate near the town of Alcantarilla (Murcia), led to residents living within a 2km radius initially being warned to stay indoors...

Education/Work Tue, Oct 26, 2004

Alcantarilla chemical plant worker seriously injured

A 51 year old man has been "very seriously" injured in an industrial accident at a chemical plant in Alcantarilla. Emergency services sources reveal that they received a call at 7.55am this morning to say that a...

Politics Thu, Sep 30, 2004

Murcia man celebrates 102nd birthday

José Pérez Ferrer, who is from Alcantarilla and who celebrated his 102nd birthday on Tuesday, assured his friends and family that "it doesn´t hurt at all," and that he feels "fine," at a birthday...

Education/Work Thu, Sep 30, 2004

Supermarket worker injures hand in meat mincer

A 30 year old woman, whose identity has been withheld, trapped the fingers of one of her hands in a meat mincing machine at 7.30pm yesterday evening at a supermarket on Alcantarilla´s calle Valencia where she is...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Apr 16, 2004

Gunpoint robbery in local bar

Two people held up two employees of slot machine company Panaemi at gunpoint this morning while they were in a bar in Alcantarilla industrial estate (Murcia). The robbers then fled in their victim’s van, with a total...