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The Foreign Office and Spanish police have both denied initial reports in local media that the five-month-old baby who died after being trapped on a baggage collection conveyor belt was English.
A post-mortem examination is expected to take place later today or tomorrow.
Guardia Civil officers have described the death of a five-month-old baby trapped in a baggage collection conveyor belt at a Spanish airport as an "accident".
Emergency services tried to resuscitate the baby, but he was pronounced dead by the airport's doctor at the scene.
A five-month-old baby was killed after he was trapped in the baggage collection conveyor belt at a Spanish airport following a flight from Gatwick.
The child's American mother flew into Alicante-Elche airport at 11pm on Wednesday with her baby and other young child on an easyJet flight from London, sources at the airport said.
She placed the child inside a baby carrier on a stropped heavy baggage collection belt - which was activated by the weight, setting it in motion - and watched on in horror as he was whisked off.
Her Canadian husband was waiting for the family in the arrivals zone when the incident happened at around 11.30pm.
The family were reportedly in Spain for a holiday in the nearby resort town of Denia on eastern Spain's Costa Blanca.