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Baby dies on luggage carousel at Spanish airport

19 September 2013, 21:47

Madrid - A five-month-old baby died on a carousel for outsized luggage in the airport of the Spanish resort of Alicante late on Wednesday night, Airport and emergency officials said on Thursday.

The baby's mother was travelling from Gatwick airport in London with the baby and another small child and was due to be picked up by the father at the airport, an airport spokeswoman said.

Officials could not confirm the exact circumstances of the death, but one airport security worker said it appeared the accident happened after the mother put the baby down briefly on the conveyor belt.

"The mother apparently put him down on the conveyor belt when she went to reach out for something,'' she told Atlas news agency in televised comments.

Emergency services received a call at 0033 local time (1033 GMT) requesting psychological counselling for the family, an emergency services spokeswoman said. 



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