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A pregnant Briton collapsed and died at a Spanish airport as she waited to return from holiday with her family.
The 21-year-old had been celebrating her grandmother’s 70th birthday on the Costa Brava, it emerged yesterday.
The victim, who was believed to be three or four months pregnant, was taken ill while she waited to board a Birmingham-bound flight at Girona airport on Tuesday afternoon.
Witnesses said she had passed through the departure gate and was travelling in a lift from the terminal building to the runway level when she reported feeling dizzy.
Moments later, she vomited and collapsed in front of her sister, nephew and brother-in-law who tried to revive her. She was already dead when doctors arrived.
Family members were left to call waiting relatives at Birmingham Airport to break the news. They were said to be staying in an airport hotel as they awaited the release of the woman’s body.
Spanish police said her remains had been taken to the Institute of Legal Medicine of Girona where a post-mortem examination would be held.
A union has called for an investigation into whether the death could have been avoided if she had received medical attention sooner.
The Union General de Trabajadores said the airport’s on-site medical centre had been scrapped last year after managers deemed there was not enough demand for a 24-hour service.
There was a dispute over the time it took for the ambulance to arrive with the airport claiming the 14-minute response was within guidelines.
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