A mother and her daughter were found dead in a sauna after the door handle fell off and they were trapped inside. The women, aged 65 and 45, were stuck inside for 90 minutes. They had tried and failed to break the window of the door in order to try and escape the extreme heat.

It’s reported the pair were relaxing at a friend’s house in Jioin, in Prague, before they died. The owner of the sauna found their dead bodies after becoming suspicious at the length of time they were inside. Czech Republic police spokeswoman Iva Kormosova said: “The mother and daughter aged 65 and 45 were taking a sauna at their friends’ place in a garden colony.

“The owner thought they were taking too long to come out so she went to check and found them lying on the floor.” Emergency services were called, although the women were pronounced dead at the scene.