Towards the end of February there was a road accident involving a school mini-bus and a car in Cantoria (Almería), leaving 13 minors, between the ages of 13 and 17 and three adults injured. The majority of those involved were British.
A 16-year-old lass was unlucky enough to be struck by a bolt of lightning, whilst she was working on an ecological vegetable garden.
A 40-year-old father, you managed to save his 11-year-old daughter from drowning in an irrigation storage pool, was rushed to the ICU at El Egido hospital, but to no avail as he died shortly after.
Three members of a family; two men and their mother, were injured when their van collided with a horse on the N-340 between Motril and Torrenueva. The animal had escaped from a field near Motril. It took seven hours before the animal, which was in agony, was put down.