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Hundreds of mourners have gathered in a small town in India for the funeral of the Bristol nurse found dead after answering a prank call to the hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge.
Friends and family today paid their respects to Jacintha Saldanha. Earlier her two children had described the "unfillable void" left in their lives by her death. Eli-Louise Wringe's has the story.
Benedict Barboza holds his son Junal and daughter Lisha during the burial of his wife, nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India.
Jacintha Saldanha - the nurse who is thought to have killed herself after being duped by a prank call- has been buried in her home town in India.
The mother-of-two from Bristol was found dead days after putting a call from an Australian radio station through to staff treating the Duchess of Cambridge. Eli-Louise Wringe reports.
The funeral is being held for the nurse who was found dead after becoming the victim of a prank call at the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated.
The Our Lady of Health Church in Shriva in south-west India was packed with mourners, including Jacintha Saldanha's husband and children.
Spectators have been gathering outside the church in Shriva near Mangalore where nurse Jacintha Saldanha's funeral is taking place.
Jacintha's coffin arrived in an ambulance and was carried into the Our Lady of Health Church, where the ceremony has just started.
Lord Glenarthur, Chairman of King Edward VII’s Hospital, has welcomed news that Southern Cross Media Group are set to make a sizeable donation to the family of nurse Jacintha Saldanha.
Scotland Yard detectives will contact their colleagues in Australia to interview witnesses to "put the best evidence" before the coroner about the circumstances of Jacintha Saldanha's death.
Detective Chief Inspector James Harman told Coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox: "I can expect in the very near future to be in contact with colleagues in New South Wales."
Mrs Saldanha had been fooled by Sydney-based DJs Michael Christian and Mel Greig into believing they were the Queen and Prince of Wales during the prank call to the King Edward VII's Hospital in London.
The funeral of the Bristol nurse found dead after a prank phone call to the Duchess of Cambridge has taken place this morning.
Jacintha Saldanha's body was flown to India for burial in her family's home village of Shirva in the south west of the country.