Guardia Civil officers, the mountain rescue services and a helicopter were called early this morning to recover the bodies of two men who died when the lorry they were travelling in plunged 12m down a barranco between ArmeƱime and Playa San Juan.

The two men, identified only by their initials as, 27-year-old E.A.F. and 32-year-old M.G.H were travelling in the lorry which belonged to the laundry company, Tabona. There were no witnesses to the accident but police believe that the driver lost control as a result of driving too fast, crashing through the barrier on the bend and plunged down the ravine.