Pregnant British tourist dies whilst waiting for plane at Spanish airport


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A pregnant British tourist has died at a Spanish airport as she waited to return back to England.

The 21-year-old had been on the Costa Brava to celebrate her grandmother's 70th birthday and was waiting to board a flight departing to Birmingham at Girona airport on Tuesday afternoon.

Witnesses say the woman began to feel dizzy when travelling in a lift from the terminal building to the departure ground. Shortly after she began vomiting and collapsed. Her family members tried to rveive her, but she was dead when doctors arrived, Metro has reported.

Further details about the woman's death were not available.

A Foreign Office spokesperson told Sky News:  “We are aware of the death of a British national at an airport in Girona, Spain.

“We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time.”

Catalonia's regional emergency health service said the woman had fainted but was dead by the time an ambulance reached the airport.