British children in hospital in Spain after hotel gas leak

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NINE British children and a party of pensioner hikers from Malaga Province were amongst those taken to hospital following a carbon monoxide leak at a Spanish hotel.

Five people with suspected serious injuries and 22 people with minor injuries were ferried from the four-star Hotel Campomar in Isla near Santander to a local hospital.

According to emergency services it is thought that the leak was caused by a faulty boiler with the gas being dispersed though bathroom ventilators.

All of those affected were believed to have been found on the first floor of the hotel either unconscious or semi-conscious and the alarm was sounded when a member of the hiker’s party went to check to see why they had not come down for breakfast.

Emergency services evacuated the entire hotel, treating those most seriously affected on the spot and then taking them and the nine children to the local university hospital for treatment.

There are reportedly 52 children all aged 10 to 11 plus two teachers staying at the hotel but it appears that the nine children who were taken to hospital were not in a serious state but as some were asthmatic they had to be checked to ensure that they were not suffer major ill-effects.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

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