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By Newsfeed/AP

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Six Brazilian tourists were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning Wednesday inside an old apartment where they were staying in central Santiago.

Authorities said police were alerted by the Brazilian Embassy, which had been called by one of the victims when she became ill.

When officers entered the apartment in a six-story building, they found four adults and two children dead, police commander Rodrigo Soto said.

The fire department said they measured a high concentration of carbon monoxide in the apartment, which it said was completely closed.

An investigation is underway to . . .

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