Boy dies after snowplough accident
Wednesday 09 March 2011
A five-year-old British boy has died after he was buried by a snowplough at a popular Spanish ski resort.
The boy died in hospital in Toulouse, France, yesterday, the Foreign Office confirmed.
It is understood he was covered by a mound of snow after the driver of the machine failed to see him playing near a ski lift at the Baqueira Beret resort in the Pyrenees.
The boy's heart is believed to have stopped just a minute before he was rescued.
The boy, who was named in reports as Frederico Nicholls Lopez, from Islington, north London, was taken to hospital after the incident on February 25.
He died yesterday after 11 days in intensive care.
According to Spanish media, magistrates are considering whether to bring charges against the driver.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a five-year-old boy in hospital in Toulouse yesterday.
"We do not disclose the names or personal details of minors."
- 1 I was a Woman Against Feminism too
- 2 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 3 The Tory donor whose firm is one of Britain’s biggest tax avoiders - with HMRC's blessing
- 4 John Barrowman praised for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony gay kiss
Peaches Geldof cause of death: Socialite had taken fatal dose of heroin after years of addiction, inquest concludes
Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster to ensure his meals aren't poisoned
Peaches Geldof: Her final day – and her fatal decision
Israel-Gaza conflict: Israel may have committed war crimes, says UN human rights chief
John Barrowman praised for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony gay kiss
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
£30000 - £38500 Per Annum + 25 days holiday, pension, subsidised restaurant: C...
£34000 - £37000 Per Annum + excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Lt...
£40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, Flexi-time: Progressive Recruitm...
£280 - £320 per day: Progressive Recruitment: C#, WinForms, Desktop Developmen...