Brekky Wrap: Wedding Planner Dies Sampling Burning Hot Food
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A wedding planner in the U.K. has died after sampling a fishcake so hot it burned his throat and stopped him breathing, an inquest has heard. Darren Hickey, 51, was given the food by a chef at a wedding venue on April 4. It burned the back of his throat so badly, his voicebox swelled over the following hours, eventually causing him to choke. Hickey was taken to Chorley Hospital, but he was reportedly sent home with pain killers. He died the following day. Patrick Waugh, the pathologist who performed Hickey's post-mortem, told Bolton Corner's Court the case was very rare and generally only seen normally in people who have inhaled smoke in house fires, which burns the airways.
Forecast rain is hoped to help ease the threat of a number of bushfires burning in northern NSW. At least 29 homes have been destroyed, while the bodies of Bob Lindsey, 77, and Gwen Hyde, 68, were found inside their charred Coongbar home yesterday.
A former Melbourne principal accused of abusing dozens of schoolgirls has had her bail revoked. Israel’s Supreme Court has deemed Malka Leifer a flight risk and has ordered the 52-year-old to remain behind bars while Victoria Police work to extradite her to face 74 charges of sexual assault.
Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes as Turkish forces again hit northern Syria with a number of airstrikes. Kurdish forces are now retaliating, sending mortar rounds across the border. At least 11 civilians have reportedly been killed.
Back home, a man has been hit and killed by a train in Sydney’s south. The 54-year-old man lost his footing at Rockdale Railway Station and fell on to the tracks – in front of an oncoming freight train. Despite resuscitation efforts, he couldn’t be revived.
A study has found endometriosis is costing Australian women an average of $31,000 each year. The disorder affects one in every ten women and can take between seven and 10 years to diagnose. There are calls for urgent policy action and research into pain control.
Airbnb has announced it will hand the details of thousands of hosts to the Australian Tax Office. It comes as the ATO cracks down on those who aren’t reporting their income. The gig economy, involving 10.8 million Australians is in the spotlight.
In sport, The Socceroos are one step closer to the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a five-nil win over Nepal. Jamie Maclaren netted a hattrick to lead the Aussies to victory.
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