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Royal hoax call nurse's funeral

The funeral of the nurse who killed herself after a prank call to the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated has taken place in her home town in India.

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Report: Family are 'absolutely devastated'

A close friend of Jacintha Saldanha's family said they have been left devastated by her death, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. Miju Philip, 34, a cardiac care nurse at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, works with some of Mrs Saldanha's close friends.

The family became worried when she wasn't answering their phone calls. They are absolutely devastated at what's happened.

I work on a cardiac intensive care unit and we get lots of calls for patients from family members. It's an easy mistake to make to put someone through like Jacintha did. It wasn't her fault.

– Family friend Miju Philip

Mr Philip spoke after visiting the late nurse's husband Benedict Barboza and their children at their Bristol home.

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