The cause of death of an Italian found on a boat near Hvar, and the poisoning of 5 other people, including two children was the topic of a news conference held today at the Split hospital.
It was confirmed that the children are still in comas and their status is critical, while the cause of poisoning may be carbon monoxide.
Doctors say that on the basis of all indicators, they can safely say that no food poisoning is in question.
For now the state attorney's office is conducting an investigation under the suspicion that carbon monoxide poisoning is in question, however this has yet to be confirmed. Analyses conducted at the Split hospital will assist and a concrete result is still pending. An autopsy of the body of the Italian that lost his life is expected to determine the cause of death and help in the investigation. Forensic experts are on the boat in Hvar conducting an analysis.
The state attorney's office is conducting all actions they believe necessary to come to a result as soon as possible and determine the cause of this unfortunate event.
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