Eight Bosnians die in suspected gas poisoning


SARAJEVO, Jan 1, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – Eight youngsters died in Bosnia
overnight Friday in a weekend house where they celebrated the New
Year, police said with local media reporting that they were victims of
gas poisoning.

The victims include four men and four women between 18 and 20 years
of age who were found dead in the weekend house in a village in
southern Bosnia, police said.

Officers and ambulances rushed to the scene after being informed
that several people, who were celebrating the New Year, were found in
unconscious state in Trebistovo, police official Milan Galic told
regional TV channel N1.

“The most likely cause of death is … gas poisoning,” he said,
adding that more details would be known after the investigation.

Local media reported that the victims died most likely from the
exposure to gas that apparently came from a generator.

Prime Minister Zoran Tegeltija voiced condolences to the victims’ families.