TWO women aged 27 and 30 died when the car in which they were travelling was involved in a multi-car pile-up on the Palma to Inca road, which caused tail-backs of up to 3.5 kilometres.
The crash occurred at around 11.30am at kilometre 25 of the Ma-13, when, according to Guardia Civil sources, a concrete mixer went out of control on leaving the Inca industrial estate, and was involved in a collision with at least two other vehicles coming in the opposite direction.
The women's bodies had to be cut free from the wreckage by firemen.
The driver of the concrete mixture was taken to hospital with extensive bruising and is expected to remain under observation for 24 hours.
Local Police of Inca and Guardia Civil traffic police helped control traffic as a giant crane was called out to remove the concrete mixer from the road.
FIRE IN ALCUDIA
In Alcudia, an eight metre boat moored in the Alcudiamar port was destroyed by fire.
The fire broke out at around 11am, emergency services sources say.
The blaze was extinguished by firemen from the port of Alcudia and Can Picafort. It caused considerable material damage but nobody was hurt.