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Cocaine tragedy.

Police appealed for help yesterday in identifying a woman who died after flying into Britain carrying 61 bags of cocaine in her stomach.

The woman flew into Heathrow from Ghana via Amsterdam on the morning of May 29 and was found sitting on a wall outside a hospital later that day.

A passer-by noticed that the woman appeared to be in a great deal of pain and alerted a hospital porter who escorted her into the accident and emergency unit of St Helier Hospital in Sutton, Surrey.

The woman, who was of African origin, died around an hour later.

Police are trying to identify the woman, so that her relatives can be informed of her death.

Drivers study

EXPERTS will use a hi-tech eye-tracking device to learn why inexperienced drivers are three times more likely to have accidents.

Academics believe new drivers often "fix" on a hazard for longer and have an inferior ability to scan the road and look for peripheral dangers.

Now BSM, the UK's largest driving school, has backed a three-year national study that will enable experts to examine the awareness of novice drivers.

Homes surge

HOUSE prices showed their strongest increase for two years during May as speculation over higher interest rates failed to dampen buyers' confidence, a survey showed yesterday.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said inquiries from potential buyers rose for a record 12th successive month.
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Date:Jun 15, 2006
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