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Woman dies stuck inside ambulance with a faulty lift

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Image caption The patient died in the ambulance outside Northwick Park hospital

A woman has died after being stuck in the back of an ambulance after its tail lift broke outside a north London accident and emergency department.

London Ambulance Service (LAS) was called to reports of a woman feeling unwell at Farm Avenue, Wembley, last Wednesday.

It took the patient to Northwick Park Hospital, in Harrow, but she died in the ambulance.

"We are aware that there was an issue with the tail lift," LAS said.

"We are looking into the circumstances of what happened," a spokeswoman for the service added.

"Our ambulance crew, along with staff from Northwick Park Hospital, made every effort to resuscitate the patient but sadly she died."

The patient was diabetic and had been taken to hospital with symptoms of hypoglycemia, the Evening Standard reported.

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