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Pregnant Briton dies at airport

A pregnant Briton has died at an airport in Spain as she prepared to board a flight home after a family celebration.

The 21-year-old woman died on Tuesday afternoon at Girona airport in the north east of the country, east of Barcelona. She was three-to-four months pregnant at the time.

The woman, who has not been named, was returning to Birmingham following a holiday to mark her grandmother's 70th birthday.

Reports in Spain said the woman died after feeling sick and collapsing in an elevator at the airport.

She was with relatives, including her sister, who helped her while emergency services were called.

The woman's body has been taken to Girona for a post-mortem examination.

Reports in Spain offered conflicting accounts on the length of time it took for medical staff to arrive at the scene.

Some said it took 25 minutes to get to the stricken woman, while others said it was closer to 15 minutes.

An emergency services spokesman said the response time for the ambulance was considered within normal standards in such situations.

Joan Muntada of the UGT workers' union said it was considering some sort of legal action against authorities over the case after the health assistance service in the airport was closed a year ago.


From Belfast Telegraph