A Spanish couple and their 12-year-old daughter died after hundreds of kilos of clothes they were stocking in boxes fell on them while they slept, a local daily reported on Sunday.
The couple, who lived in the south-eastern city of Alicante, were keeping the clothes in boxes stacked in their bedroom to sell them off again, according to the Diario Informacion.
Their eldest, 18-year-old daughter made the grim discovery on Saturday when she woke up, found that the flat was quiet, went into her parents’ room and found all the boxes collapsed on the bed, it said.
Officers managed to locate and pull out the younger daughter, but were unable to revive her.
Police and firefighters were not immediately available for comment.