07 Sep '11, 11am

Austrian luxury hotel owner on trial for hot tub death

Austrian luxury hotel owner on trial for hot tub death

The owner of a luxury hotel in Austria went on trial on Wednesday accused of causing the death of a German woman who allegedly caught a killer bug in one of his establishment's hot tubs. -- PHOTO: ST FILE SAALFELDEN, Austria (AFP) - The owner of a luxury hotel in Austria went on trial on Wednesday accused of causing the death of a German woman who allegedly caught a killer bug in one of his establishment's hot tubs. The 49-year-old was a guest in a chalet with a jacuzzi at the Alpine hotel south of Salzburg in February 2010 when she fell ill and was repatriated to Germany where she died of multiple organ failure in hospital 10 days later. Doctors said that the woman was infected with the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa and an outside expert appointed by the court has said that bacteria could have bred in the tub because of poor hygiene. Prosecutors have charged the hoteli...

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