Mother and daughter die after becoming trapped inside Czech sauna

The women are thought to have been locked in for 90 minutes 

Chloe Farand
Monday 17 April 2017 12:53 BST

A mother and her daughter have died in a sauna in the Czech Republic after getting locked inside for around an hour and a half, police have said.

The two women, aged 65 and 45 years old, were taking a sauna at their friend’s home in the town of Jicin, northeast of Prague, when the door handle came off and the pair became trapped, police spokeswoman Iva Kormosova said in a statement.

“The sauna owner thought the women were taking too long to come out and she went to check on them and found them lying on the floor,” she said.

The women are believed to have been in the sauna for 90 minutes.

Emergency services declared the mother and daughter dead at the scene.

According to the initial investigation, they tried to break the window but failed.

Police said enquiries were ongoing and an autopsy will be carried out to determine the exact cause of death.

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