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Yorkshire doctor describes moment of latest Nepal quake

A doctor from Keighley helping with the relief effort in Nepal has told ITV Calendar how he witnessed the latest earthquake.

Credit: Dr Aziz Hafiz

Dr Aziz Hafiz, who is Director of Disaster Relief at the charity Humanity First, left with a medical team for Nepal on Sunday. He said he was just returning from a visit with Nepal's Home Minister when the car he was travelling with started to "wobble and shake".

At first I thought we were swerving to avoid a dog, then I saw the whole road was moving, and buildings behind us collapsed.

– Dr Aziz Hafiz

He said there was no loss of life in the immediate area and he and his team were concentrating on making emergency shelters.

Yorkshire doctor tweets shock at latest Nepal quake

A doctor from Keighley who is in Nepal to help with the relief effort has tweeted of his shock at the latest earthquake.

Dr Aziz Hafiz Credit: Twitter

Dr Aziz Hafiz flew to the stricken country on Saturday with a medical team from the charity Humanity First, of which he is director.

The charity say they have not as yet been able to make contact with Mr Hafiz, but on a Twitter just two hours ago he spoke of the shock on peoples' faces, saying "May the Lord grant Nepal respite".

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Keighley woman's death 'tragic accident', say police

Police investigating the death of a woman in Keighley have confirmed they are not treating it as suspicious.

Her body was found in bushes at the rear of a house at Vernon Court in the town on Sunday at around 3.55pm.

A post mortem has been completed and has confirmed this death was not suspicious.

"This appears to have been a tragic accident and a file will now be passed to the Coroner for further investigation."

– Det Chief Inspector Steve Snow, West Yorkshire Police

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Woman found dead in Keighley thought to be local

Detectives investigating the death of a woman from Keighley have said she is believed to be from the local area and around 60-years-old.

Her body was found in bushes at the rear of a house at Vernon Court in the town on Sunday at around 3.55pm.

We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this ladies death today and a post mortem will be conducted.

Forensic officers have been conducting enquiries at the scene and we have speaking with residents and neighbours in the area as we seek to build up a picture of what took place.

The death is currently been treated as unexplained pending further enquires to determine if there are any suspicious circumstances or not."

– Det Chief Insp Steve Snow, West Yorkshire Police

Woman's body found in Keighley

Police are investigating after the body of a woman was found this afternoon in Keighley.

Officers were called by the ambulance service to Vernon Court, Keighley at about 3.55pm after a member of the public found the body of a woman in bushes at the rear of properties there.

Emergency services are on scene and initial enquiries are under way to investigate the death and determine whether or not there are any suspicious circumstances.

Death due to hair dye allergy was 'accidental'

A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death on a Keighley woman who died after suffering an extreme allergic reaction to hair dye.

A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death on a Keighley woman who died after suffering an extreme allergic reaction to hair dye.

Thirty-eight-year old estate agent Julie McCabe, a mother of two, fell into a coma and died a year later.

Coroner Geoff Fell, sitting in Skipton ,called on the cosmetics industry to do more to encourage the reporting of adverse reactions to hair dye.

L'Oreal, the manufacturer of the dye Julie used, said they would support increased efforts to raise awareness of allergies relating to hair dye:

Our thoughts are with Julie McCabe’s family. We welcome the coroner's recommendations and will work with the CTPA and rest of industry to look at ways to improve gathering of information.

We fully support his decision to send a report to BIS highlighting his, and the industry’s, concerns about black henna tattoos. We will support increased industry efforts to build awareness of the allergy risk black henna tattoos can cause.

Sadly, this tragic accident highlights how important it is to follow safety instructions. We strongly recommend consumers read and follow safety and usage instructions clearly printed on our packs and notices. As stated on our pack, it is extremely important to do an allergy alert test at least 48 hours before use, each time the hair is coloured. If you have ever experienced any reaction after colouring your hair or any reaction after temporary tattooing with black henna you should not proceed.

If you would like advice on colouring your hair safely, visit becoloursafe.com or contact our consumer care team on 0800 0304 031.

– L'Oreal statement

Coroner: Julie McCabe was 'aware of long standing allergy' before fatal hair dye reaction

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