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Carbon monoxide kills US tourist in Rome hotel

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Carbon monoxide kills US tourist in Rome hotel
The couple had been staying at a B&B in central Rome. Rome photo: Shutterstock
09:53 CET+01:00
An American tourist has died after reportedly suffering carbon monoxide poisoning at a Rome B&B, Italian media reported on Thursday.

The 76-year-old man died on Wednesday evening while his wife, 70, is in a serious condition at Rome’s Umberto I hospital.

They had been staying at a B&B on Passeggiata di Ripetta, La Repubblica reported.

At first staff at the B&B believed the pair had attempted suicide together, based on medicines found in their bedroom, but the theory was thrown out by a coroner.

The couple are now thought to have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning from a malfunctioning radiator.

The pensioner’s body is due to undergo an autopsy to confirm the cause of death, La Repubblica said. 

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