6 Mar, 2018 @ 14:01
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One Spaniard dead and another in coma after carbon monoxide poisoning at London hotel

mayflower hotel
Mayflower Hotel, London
Mayflower Hotel, London

A SPANIARD has died from carbon monoxide poisoning while staying at a hotel in London.

Marcos Severa, 34, from Mallorca, was poisoned after the toxic gas allegedly leaked into the heating system of the Mayflower hotel in upmarket Kensington.

His roommate Esteban Garcia, 37, from Madrid is currently in a medically induced coma after being rushed to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

The incident on Friday has been confirmed by Spain’s interior ministry.

The two victims had traveled to the capital to attend a concert on Sunday night and shared a room.

Police have reported that the ‘initial examinations’ carried out at the hotel, which was evacuated and remains cordoned off, showed ‘a high volume of carbon monoxide’, although the investigation ‘has not yet concluded’.

Family members of hospitalized Spanish are already on their way to London, according to sources close to the family.

There may be another 14 victims of poisoning, although they do not know their status.


Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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