his mother and brother still hospitalized

his mother and brother still hospitalized

An 18-year-old girl suffered CO poisoning on Saturday afternoon in Ganshoren. Resuscitated, she was hospitalized in critical condition, according to the Brussels firefighters. According to Radio 1, the young girl lost her life this Sunday at the hospital. The Brussels park confirmed the information to Belga.

The victim’s mother and younger brother are still in hospital. Their state of health, however, is less worrying.

“Around 4:30 p.m., the emergency services received a call reporting an unconscious young girl in a bathroom of an apartment located on Avenue des Gloires Nationales, in Ganshoren,” said Walter Derieuw, spokesperson for the firefighters, on Saturday. “Through the questions he asked, operator 112 was able to deduce that it was CO poisoning. Firefighters and emergency services were immediately dispatched to the scene. »

The occupants of the apartment on the 1st floor of the building, just above that where the intoxication occurred, were also directed to the hospital for examination. The other residents of the building were examined on the spot.

Sibelga cut off the gas supply to the building, which was suspected of being the cause of the accident. An investigation should determine what exactly happened.

The firefighters give four tips to the population to avoid any problem: have a compliant device installed by a recognized technician; carry out the annual maintenance and mandatory inspections of the installations; check that the combustion gases are properly evacuated, and finally ensure natural ventilation.

In addition, it is also recommended to have a CO detector. There are many warning signs of CO poisoning: nausea, vomiting, headache, sudden fatigue. In this case, it is recommended to open the windows immediately, to evacuate the people present and to contact 112.



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