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Snake Bite Kills Woman And Her Unborn Baby

A woman and her unborn baby have died after a snake bite in WA’s Mid West.

The 27-year-old woman was in cardiac arrest when an ambulance arrived at a property in Meekatharra about 8.45pm on Monday, St John Ambulance spokesman said.

Authorities began CPR and took the woman, who was 31 weeks pregnant, to Meekatharra Hospital, where she died a short time later.

Her unborn baby was unable to be saved.

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It’s believed the woman was visiting family when she was bitten and had begun fitting.

It isn’t known what kind of snake bit her.

Police are preparing a report for the coroner.

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