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Charlotte Carter, 30, died of a heart attack in a Dubai taxi.

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British woman dies of heart attack in Dubai taxi

 

DUBAI – A 30-year-old British woman died after suffering from a heart attack in a Dubai taxi, according to reports.

Charlotte Carter, a nurse from Swansea, was traveling with two friends from London for a Dubai holiday. She reportedly first fell ill on the plane, and after landing in Dubai, suffered a heart attack in the taxi that was taking her group to their hotel.

She was admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital and resuscitated “multiple times” but died.

In a statement, the Foreign Office and Commonwealth said: “We are supporting the family of a British woman following her death in the UAE, and are in contact with the Emirati authorities.”

Carter’s friends are currently raising funds to help pay the hospital bill of Dh144,000, funeral costs and repatriation of her remains.

“Our gorgeous friend Charlotte tragically lost her life at the age of 30. She was so excited to go on holiday to Dubai on a girls’ trip, but sadly she fell ill on the flight, which resulted in her being taken to intensive care once arriving in Dubai. After being resuscitated multiple times she unfortunately couldn’t be saved,” said her friend, Megan Boyes.

Boyes described Carter as “the most caring, kind and thoughtful person and she dedicated her life to helping others as a mental health nurse”. GAD/Expat Media

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