A British expat died in a freak accident in southern Spain, according to a report from a government spokesman on Tuesday morning.

The 42 year old woman was having a few drinks with her friends at the ‘Balcony of Europe’ in Nerja when she tripped over a table Sunday night, and fell onto a glass cup that shattered under her fall, causing her to bled to death.

Although café employees attempted to reduce the blood loss from a severe cut under her arm she died from heart failure due to the blood loss at the hospital.

The reason for the fall is still under investigation, and the woman was identified as hairdresser Sally Feelly who had lived in the Spanish city for the last several years with her teenage son.