Baby dies on bag conveyor belt

A five-month-old baby has been killed after he was trapped in the baggage collection conveyor belt at a Spanish airport following a flight from Gatwick.

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Baby death on airport bag conveyor belt was 'accident'

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.

We are still in the early stages of the investigation and looking at CCTV footage, but it seems that it was an accident.

The mother left the baby on the conveyor belt, which can be activated by detecting weight or by an airport employee.

It seems that the baby carrier's weight activated the belt and the child was trapped in the rollers in the drop zone.

– Guardia Civil spokesman

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