A high-profile Argentine senator's wife and son were found dead in northern Formosa province on Monday morning, police confirmed.
Senator Luis Naidenoff's wife Cynthia Sonaridio, a judicial worker, and their 16-year-old son Joaquín are believed to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning in their home near Plaza Temática in the capital of Formosa. The couple’s 23-year-old daughter is thought to be in Buenos Aires City.
Police in Formosa gave no further information about the incident.
A source from the UCR Radical Party senator’s office confirmed the deaths to Perfil.com, while a local councillor Miguel Montoya told the Télam news agency, speaking outside the family's home, that “they’re dead, it’s a tragedy”.
A number of senators, lawmakers and government officials expressed their condolences via social media.
“I pray to God that @luisnaidenoff is given strength to face this terrible tragedy. Let’s pray for his family”, Civic Coalition lawmaker Elisa Carrió tweeted.
“A big hug for Luis Naidenoff during this tragic time, my affection and support”, Vice-president Gabriela Michetti wrote.
“I wish to extend my support to Senator Naidenoff during this difficult moment”, former president, Senator Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, tweeted.
“Impacted by the news. @luisnaidenoff, we are with you and your family at this difficult moment. A strong hug and support”, Cabinet Chief Marcos Peña said.