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Inquest hears how Florence Egbiremolen, of Harrow, died of natural causes
A woman who developed a leg ulcer while on holiday in Nigeria died even though she was “recovering well” back home in England, an inquest heard today.
Florence Egbiremolen, of West Way, Pinner, died of a sudden cardiac arrest in bed on April 13, 2013.
Barnet Coroners Court heard today how the 70-year-old was treated for the skin infection - as well as high blood pressure - by a witch doctor in the African country.
When she returned home to Harrow, she visited her GP, Dr Dattu, who referred her to Barnet General Hospital and Mount Vernon Hospital.
He said: “The last time I saw her she was recovering well. I can see no reason why she suddenly passed away.”
Mrs Egbiremolen, a retired businesswoman who was born in Nigeria, lived in a two-bedroom ‘granny annex’ in a family member’s home.
The night before she died, she watched a film with her family in the main house before going to bed later in the evening.
But when she did not wake up the next morning, a family member knocked on her front door - but was forced to climb through the window when he got no reply.
PC Cook attended the scene and described how she was “slumped” on the bed and she was pronounced dead at 10am.
Coroner Andrew Walker recorded a death of natural causes.
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