09 Apr '11, 1am

A Thai woman, who fell unconscious after eating wild mushrooms, has died due to respiratory problems.

ALOR SETAR - A THAI woman, who fell unconscious after eating wild mushrooms, has died due to respiratory problems. Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital director Dr Juita Ghazalie said Ms Boonma Gaeonin, 41, died at 6.45am on Friday. She said Ms Boonma was believed to have suffered a seizure before being admitted to the Jitra Hospital on Wednesday. 'Boonma could have swallowed her vomit following the seizure and this caused her to suffer breathing difficulties,' she said on Friday. Dr Juita said Ms Boonma's husband Thongthi Poi, 50, currently warded at the hospital's intensive care unit, is in stable condition. It was reported that the couple, both rubber tappers at an estate in Bukit Tangga some 60km from here, had collected wild mushrooms while at work. The couple's daughter, Ms Pawini, 21, had said that after eating the mushrooms, her parents started experiencing headaches and beca...

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