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A visitor to Monaco was killed in a freak accident on the weekend of May 12 and 13 when a giant cactus fell on her in the garden just above the Sun Casino, according to various press reports.
The 92-year-old French woman was among several people injured when the plant fell on them. She was admitted to hospital with a broken leg and later died, the Daily Mail said.
The other victims who were not seriously hurt – were two men in their sixties, a woman in her fifties and a 20-year-old woman, Monaco-Matin reported.
The cactus is of the type Euphorbia Candelabra, and can grow to a height of three metres. An investigation has been opened into possible negligence by the prosecutor’s office in Monaco.
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