28 Feb, 2019 @ 16:21
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ANOTHER two people poisoned by carbon monoxide JUST DAYS before Belgian billionaire couple found dead in Mallorca, Police reveal

POLICE have revealed that a mother and son were also poisoned by carbon monoxide just TWO DAYS before a billionaire beer heiress and her partner died at their rural finca in Mallorca.

An alarm at the lucky survivors’ home alerted Guardia Civil in Selva, Mallorca, who last week arrived in the early morning to a house sheltering a ‘huge quantity of carbon monoxide’.

The mother and son, who were found unconscious on a sofa, were rushed to the Hospital de Inca after receiving first aid.

A police spokesperson said the house had ‘two wood-burning stoves alight’ at the time of rescue.

The news comes after mother-of-three Philippine de Mevius, 52, whose family own the world’s biggest brewing firm Ab Inbev, died alongside her partner Andre Emsens last Saturday, due to faulty log-burning stove.

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The owner of nearby restaurant in Lluc, Ernesto Couto, 49, told the Olive Press all rural Mallorcans use wood-burning stoves to heat their homes, but added that they ‘always keep a window open’.

It is not yet known if the Belgian couple had a carbon monoxide alarm installed.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

Contact me now: joshua@theolivepress.es or call +44 07960046259. Twitter: @jjparfitt

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