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Conveyer belt that killed 5-month-old wasn't moving at first, officials say

The conveyer belt of a baggage carousel that killed a 5-month-old at an airport in Spain was not moving when his mother set him on it, a Spanish Civil Guard spokesman in Madrid said. But soon afterward it started moving, and the child was carried to the end, where his head was injured by the carousel&;s rollers, said the Civil Guard spokesman, who by custom is not identified. The infant&;s mother, an American, arrived at the Alicante airport late Wednesday on a flight from London&;s Gatwick airport with her baby boy and another young child, said a spokeswoman for Spain&;s airport authority, AENA. An unidentified security guard at the airport said Atlas she didn&;t see the incident, but was told that "the mother apparently put (the baby) down on the conveyer belt when she went to reach for something. He was crushed by the conveyer belt and it killed him