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Suspected carbon monoxide poisoning has left a teenage girl dead. She had been sleeping in a tent with a used disposable barbeque, whilst on a camping holiday in Shropshire.
On the morning of 6 May her sister raised the alarm, after going into the tent and finding four of her family unconscious. A boy and two adults were given oxygen therapy before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, the boy by air ambulance. Although paramedics battled to bring the girl back to life she unfortunately died at the scene.
West Mercia Police and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are investigating the girl’s death.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
This tragic accident highlights the dangers of carbon monoxide, all the more deadly because it is odourless and cannot be seen. If a victim survives they can still suffer serious injury to the central nervous system as a result of the carbon monoxide poisoning, sometimes with long term disability.
Head Injury UK
At Head Injury UK we have many years experience in successfully pursuing carbon monoxide poisoning claims, which more commonly are caused by defective gas appliances such as a gas fire or boiler. If you, or someone you know, has been affected by carbon monoxide poisoning, then contact Andy Shaw for a free consultation to see how we can help.
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