A BRITISH man has been seriously injured in a fatal stabbing in the Costa Blanca town of Torrevieja.
The 40-year-old was rushed to hospital with head injuries and a knife wound to his abdomen.
A Dutch man of the same age died in the incident, which is under police investigation, and a Finnish man aged 48 was left fighting for his life.
Neighbours sounded the alarm around 3am on Saturday morning after hearing shouting coming from a semi-detached house at a residential estate called Torreta III on the outskirts of Torrevieja.
The Dutch victim, initially confused for another Brit, is understood to have received several stab wounds which affected his vital organs.
He was already dead by the time emergency responders arrived and stabilised the two injured men before getting them to the hospital.
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The Civil Guard has opened an ongoing investigation into the incident, in which a number of knives and a hammer were reportedly used as weapons.
The Finnish man, who was admitted to a hospital intensive care unit, is understood to live at the property where the deadly fight occurred and initial reports point to the possibility he caused the Dutch man's death.
The other two men had called round for reasons which police have to elaborate on.
The residential area the homicide occurred once featured heavily in a Spanish prime-time television game show in which contestants competed for money and other prizes.
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La Torreta was the estate picked by the show, called "Un, dos, tres..responda otra vez" in Spanish, to gift winners' houses.
It was the first television show format exported outside Spain, with versions aired in the UK as well as Portugal and the Netherlands.
The economic crisis of 2008 led to many residents falling behind on their mortgage payments and squatters moving in to occupy properties seized by banks.
The Civil Guard has yet to formally comment on Saturday morning’s incident but is expected to make a statement as and when the two survivors are well enough to be questioned.
This comes after a Brit woman was found dead in a Costa Blanca apartment as her husband was arrested while attempting to flee the scene.
The 64-year-old was found with stab wounds in Orihuela Costa, south of Alicante at around 4am on March 26.
And in 2018, two Brits were stabbed outside a bar in the Costa Blanca resort of Torrevieja after they fell into an argument with two Romanians.
The injured Brits were rushed to Torrevieja Hospital where they were found to be suffering from severe but not life-threatening injuries.
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