Post-mortem tests on hotel pair

ditulis oleh : Jomblo Terhormat 05 Agustus 2013
Post-mortem examinations will be carried out on the bodies of a man and woman found dead at a luxury hotel in a suspected chemical incident.
Police said the bodies had been removed from the five-star Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh, where they were discovered at lunchtime on Thursday.
The sixth floor was evacuated and a large cordon put in place outside the hotel entrance in North Bridge following the discovery of the bodies by staff.
Police Scotland are treating the deaths as unexplained.
A statement said: "Early inquiries indicate that this is a chemical-related incident. However, both bodies will undergo forensic analysis. Scotland Fire and Rescue carried out robust examination of the hotel room and are satisfied the deaths were isolated to the room only.

"There was, and is, no risk to hotel guests, staff or members of the public in the area surrounding the premises. All chemical material of interest to this investigation has now been removed from the hotel."
A chemical incident response was mobilised by the fire service, which saw around 25 firefighters, three pumps and a support crew attend the scene. Firefighters wore protective clothing such as gas-tight suits and breathing apparatus.
The Scotsman Hotel is just off the historic Royal Mile and a short distance from Princes Street, the city's main shopping thoroughfare.
Newspaper reports suggested the pair took their own lives by taking poison. The Daily Record said the couple were from Russia and left a note saying they had taken cyanide combined with other chemicals.
An open container of chemicals was found in the room. Hotel guests were said to have noticed a strong smell "like sewage" before the bodies were found. The man and woman will not be identified until next of kin have been informed, police said.

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