17 Jul, 2023 @ 15:47
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A-7 in Marbella shutdown after loose horses take a gallop on dual carriageway

SUNDAY afternoon beachgoers in Marbella had to wait for their sunshine fix when the A-7 main road through Marbella was closed as two horses galloped along it.

The duo – which had escaped from a nearby paddock and made their way onto the A-7 dual carriageway – had a narrow escape as they ran across lanes on both sides of the carriageway, with motorists dodging the animals.

Local Police spotted the danger and halted traffic in both directions a little after 1pm, a time when many families head for the beaches.

A colleague trained in horse handling rushed to the scene, and helped shepherd the animals safely up a slip road.

The Guardia Civil is now investigating the incident.

Although a rare event, it is not as unusual as the time road users had to dodge a hippo on a Spanish road.

The creature had escaped from a circus in Roquetas del Mar (Almeria) back in 2019 and made its way to a busy roundabout where it started chomping on grass before running away startled.

It was safely captured by circus staff

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