Bushfire crisis: Woman dies from smoke in Canberra after exiting Qantas plane

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An elderly woman has died in Canberra, reportedly going into respiratory distress after disembarking from a Qantas plane to the tarmac, thick with smoke from the bushfires.

The New Daily said tonight the Canberra woman was on a Qantas plane arriving from Brisbane.

She was reportedly alive after leaving the plane, but became distressed shortly afterwards. ACT police and ambulance attended the scene.

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“ACT Policing was called to the Canberra Airport following the unsuspicious death of a woman at around 4.15pm today,” a spokeswoman told The New Daily. “A report will be prepared for the coroner.”

media_cameraBushfire smoke seen in Canberra airport. Canberra is shutting down. Posties and airline staff are stopping work and the city is running out of facemasks

The nation’s capital has suffered another day blanketed by thick smoke and currently has worse air quality than Delhi, Mumbai and Beijing.

Smoke has inundated Canberra Airport after the devastating New Year's Eve 2019 bushfires on the NSW South Coast.
media_cameraSmoke has inundated Canberra Airport after the devastating New Year’s Eve 2019 bushfires on the NSW South Coast.

Originally published as Woman dies from bushfire smoke


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