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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.


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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