An apparent gas leak has killed 18 in a hostel in Spain. The hostel located in the town of Todolella was full following a Saturday night party in the
town. It appears that one of the gas heaters did not burn properly and carbon monoxide was released.
MADRID, Spain - Eighteen people gathered in a mountain hostel in eastern Spain for a birthday party died in their sleep from an apparent gas leak,
reports said Sunday.
The victims — ages 20-40 — were part of a group of 50 people from several villages who converged on a hostel in the hamlet of Todolella for
Saturday night's party.
Most went home afterward but 18 spent the night in the hostel and lit at least one gas heater in the room where they were to sleep, reports said.
The heaters either leaked butane gas or did not burn properly and instead released deadly carbon monoxide, Efe and Europa Press said, quoting police.
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Two gas deaths in a week. However, there does not seem to be any indication of foul play, simply bad luck. It could have been poor equipment, or
people two drunk to operate it, or a combination of both.
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