The Madrid authorities have started an investigation after the death of a toddler who fell off a luggage trolley onto an oncoming bus at Barajas Airport.
The incident took place at Terminal 4 of the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport on Friday, 1st April, and the Newsflash press agency has obtained the images and a statement from the Madrid 112 emergency services today, Monday, 4th April.
The tragic death took place at approximately 2.30pm, when the young boy, not named, fell off a luggage trolley that he was sitting on.
The toddler tumbled into the road just as the Municipal Transport Company bus from the 200 line was driving past.
The emergency services said that the young boy died on the spot.
Images provided by the emergency services show ambulance workers and police officers on the scene after the tragic accident. A tent belonging to forensic police investigators can be seen having been set up on the road and pavement with what appears to be a bus behind it.
Police officers and ambulance crew can be seen liaising with each other while wearing face masks due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The emergency services said: “The SAMUR [emergency services] confirms the death of a three-year-old boy who fell onto the road from a luggage trolley as a bus was passing by.
“A psychologist and a medical team have treated the mother and grandmother.”
The psychologist and medical team treated the two women for shock after the accident, as well as the bus driver. Their names had not been disclosed at the time of writing.
The young boy reportedly lived with his grandmother in Madrid and was at the airport to greet his mother, who was travelling from Mauritania and was passing through Barajas to another undisclosed destination.
The emergency services added that the police are currently investigating the incident.