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More fallout from the hoax phone call

12/8/2012

The British hospital that fell victim to a hoax call from two Australian DJs seeking information about the pregnant Duchess of
Cambridge has protested to the head of the radio station's parent company.

The protest letter came after a nurse who took the hoax call was found dead early Friday, three days after the incident made
international headlines.

Lord Glenarthur, the chairman of King Edward VII's Hospital, wrote Max Moore-Wilton, chairman of Southern Cross Austereo, to urge him to ensure the incident will not be repeated.

He condemned the prank for ''humiliating two dedicated and caring nurses,'' saying the consequences were ''tragic beyond words.''

Jacintha Saldanha's death is being treated as unexplained. She transferred the prank call to a fellow nurse caring for the former Kate Middleton.

British police are finding out more about a nurse who was found dead, days after she took a hoax call about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge.

Scotland Yard says that 46-year-old Jacintha Saldanha was from India and had lived in Bristol England for nine years.

Saldanha worked at the London hospital where Prince William's wife, Kate, was being treated for acute morning sickness.

The nurse was duped by a prank call performed by two Australian D-J's, who pretended to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.

The D-J's are said to be shattered by the turn of events.

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