A WOMAN and her pet dog have been found dead in an apartment in southern Spain and first indications are that they were poisoned by toxic gas from a small cigarette burn in a pillow.
The 60-year-old woman and her pet were found lying motionless on a bed, in a closed room, in Sevilla after she didn’t answer a call and emergency services were alerted.
Neighbours reported a strong smell of gas and residents were evacuated by the police while firefighters conducted a search of the building without any sign of a leakage.
But on closer inspection of the death scene a cigarette burn was found in a pillow on the bed.
The initial hypothesis suggests that the burn could have generated a toxic gas.
Police investigations are continuing.
Hallan el cuerpo sin vida de una mujer (60) y su perro en un dormitorio de su domicilio
C/ Navarra #Sevilla #DEP
Intervino Policía Local #Bomberos #Epes061
Investiga @policia. No se descarta acumulación de gases por una leve combustión
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— Emergencias Sevilla (@EmergenciasSev) November 15, 2018