Door handle went off, trapping the women, aged 65 and 45, in sauna at their friends house

Two females died in a sauna in the Czech Republic after the door manage went off, trapping them inside, police said on Sunday.

The mother and daughter aged 65 and 45 were taking a sauna at their friends place in a garden colony, police spokesman Iva Kormosova said in a statement.

The owner thought they were taking too long to come out so she went to check and procured them lying on the floor, she said, adding that the women had been in the sauna for around 90 minutes.

Emergency services said the women dead at the scene.

The handle on the sauna doorway transgressed and the women were trapped. They tried to break the window on the door but failed, said Kormosova.

The accident resulted near the town of Jicin northeast of Prague on Saturday evening, police said.

Post-mortem examinations are due to be held.

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