A five-month-old baby died on Wednesday night after a horrific accident on a baggage collection conveyor belt at a Spanish airport.
The boy’s family had just touched down at the Alicante-Elche Airport for their holidays in nearby Denia on Spain’s Costa Blanca when tragedy struck.
After disembarking the plane – from London Gatwick – shortly before midnight, they entered the terminal and arrived at the baggage collection area.
Exact details of what happened next have not yet been revealed.
But sources at the airport, which used to be called El Altet, say that the baby “suffered an accident on the belt.”
Paramedics rushed to save the child’s life, but it was too late.
Some reports suggest that the family was British, others that they were American and touring Europe.
It is believed the accident happened on the special baggage belt area – which is reserved for the collection of larger suitcases, pushchairs and musical instruments.
His parents, who are also believed to have another older child, are currently staying at the hotel where they were due to be holidaying.
Red Cross volunteers are on hand for “psychological” help.
A Guardia Civil spokesman said it was investigating the incident, but said it was currently being put down as “an accident.”
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