Gay couple tragically die from carbon monoxide poisoning

Alex Ferrari and Luca Bortolaso

A gay couple has tragically passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Italian couple Alex Ferrari and Luca Bortolaso, who were both 21, passed away earlier this week (January 2) after a defective wood burner poisoned them with carbon monoxide.

Alex Ferrari and Luca Bortolaso

Alex Ferrari and Luca Bortolaso on their last day of life (Photo by Luca Bortolaso/Facebook)

The gay students were away in a holiday home in Ca’di Sotto, Verona with two female friends when they inhaled dangerous levels of the poisonous gas.

Carbon monoxide is one of the most lethal gasses to die from as it is invisible and has no smell or taste.

The friends of the couple survived as they were sleeping in a separate room using an electric fire.

(Photo by Alex Ferrari/Facebook)

A joint funeral will be held for the couple, who were together for over a year and were engaged to be married according to Facebook.

The families specifically requested a joint service, which is being held today (January 5).

Don Alessio Graziani, a spokesperson of the bishop of Vicenza, said that the families of the deceased needed to be respected at this time and condemned any homophobic comments during their period of mourning.

Luca Bortolaso

Luca Bortolaso (Photo by Luca Bortolaso/Facebook)

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