Woman tragically drowns in freak bathtub accident

2019-05-24 14:51


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This young Romanian woman drowned in the bath after she reportedly hit her neck on the edge and slipped under the water.

The 24-year-old woman, identified as Flavia, was living with her boyfriend and his family in their apartment in Deva, Romania, when the heartbreaking incident occurred.

Flavia was said to be alone in the flat when the accident happened. Her boyfriend, whose name is not known, came home and found her unconscious in the tub.  

He immediately contacted the emergency services who arrived and tried to resuscitate her.

She was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police spokesperson Bogdan Nitu, Flavia was found without any signs of violence on her body and is believed to have passed out in the bath.

“A criminal case has been opened and the circumstances behind the death will be established,” spokesperson Nitu said.

Speculation that she consumed an illegal substance before taking a bath hasn’t been confirmed and the autopsy results are expected to shed more light on her physical state at the time.

“I know you’re all waiting for the results of my sister’s autopsy,” Flavia’s brother said on social media.

“The conclusion of a preliminary investigation says that she drowned after sliding under the water.


“Her neck hit the edge of the bath and paralysis was caused by the damage to the nerve fibres in her spinal cord.

“She effectively drowned by herself without being aware or feeling any pain. God rest her soul.”

The investigation is still ongoing.

Sources: Magazine Features


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