A priest was hit on the head after an arm fell off during an Easter parade in Marbella
The man was taken to a local church for treatment after the bizarre incident which happened during a parade in Marbella.
The procession was making its way through the streets, with nearly 20 people carrying a plinth depicting Jesus Christ and two Roman soldiers, one of them an executor.
The parade was half way through when the arm of one of the Roman soldiers suddenly fell off
The parade was half way round the route when the arm of one of the soldiers suddenly fell off, falling off the float and hitting one of the men carrying the scene
Though suffering a deep cut to his head, the injury was described as not serious.
It was bad luck but it was just a scare and the important thing is that he is well
The wound caused a considerable amount of blood but he did not need stitches.
Police and the emergency services attended and the procession was held up for some time before being allowed to continue.
"It was bad luck but it was just a scare and the important thing is that he is well," said one of the organisers from the Brotherhood of Santo Cristo Atado.
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The man hit on the head suffered a deep cut to his head, but did not need stitches
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The plinth depicted a throne and three scenes, Christ tied to the cross, a Roman soldier and the executioner.
The one-armed figure remained on the float until the end of the procession but was then taken away for a full inspection. It is understood to have been carved 20 years ago.