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A woman and her son die after the family business was fumigated in a town in Segovia


The husband of the deceased woman and father of the other fatality has been hospitalized and the Civil Guard has launched an investigation to clarify what happened in Carbonero de Ahusín

A woman and her son have died, and the husband of the deceased woman and father of the other fatality is hospitalized in serious condition, after the business that the family had in the Segovian town of Carbonero de Ahusín (100 inhabitants) was fumigated , belonging to the municipality of Armuña).

The first investigations point, according to the Government Sub-delegation in Segovia, to poisoning derived from the use of fumigating products, although it has not yet been confirmed that this is the cause of the double death.

The Civil Guard has assumed the investigations and the case is being investigated by the court of Santa María la Real de Nieva.

The house has been cordoned off as a "preventive measure."

The minor, about 16 years old, died on Sunday at his home after going to the doctor on Saturday because he felt unwell.

His parents went to the Segovia Hospital on Monday and were immediately admitted.

The woman passed away yesterday afternoon and the parent is in the intensive care unit in serious condition.

The autopsy will reveal the cause of death.

From the first moment it was ruled out that it had been a violent death, according to sources of the investigation.

The house where the family lived is located about 50 meters from a warehouse where the parents worked.

"Space subjected to fumigation with very toxic gases", says a sign placed on the door of that enclosure, which adds: "entering is prohibited, danger of death".

The sign alludes to the facility's use of "aluminum phosphide," an extremely toxic compound often used as an insecticide.

The house remains cordoned off as a precaution.

The mayoress of the town, Sandra Ayuso, has declined to make statements about what happened and has shown, but she has shown her full support for the relatives of the victims.

The Government sub-delegate in Segovia, Lirio Martín, has asked all the residents of Carbonero de Ahusín for peace of mind and to avoid spreading speculation.

"Right now, all we know are indications," declared Martín, who added that "the Civil Guard is investigating what could have happened, under the instructions of the Santa María Court, which has taken the case."

Although the rumors circulating in the town allude to poisoning by some type of herbicide or pesticide, Lirio Martín has insisted that “there is no certain data, at this time, to ensure that version and, to advance the police investigation.

The Civil Guard has cordoned off the house, thus avoiding possible unauthorized access to the place of the event.

The case is in the Court of First Instance and Instruction number 1 of Santa María la Real de Nieva (Segovia) and will be the result of the autopsy of the deceased, which confirms the cause of death.

Source: elparis

All news articles on 2023-03-28

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