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Saturday 3 December 2016

Slimming pills killed student

A student sent a text message saying she knew she was going to die after taking toxic "slimming pills" and driving herself to hospital, an inquest has heard.

Eloise Parry (21) apologised to her university lecturer for "being so stupid" in the heart-breaking message, sent around four hours before her death.

An inquest in Shrewsbury, England, was told Ms Parry, who had a history of bulimia, died after taking eight unlicensed tablets containing dinitrophenol (DNP), which she bought online.

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