A woman in Melbourne’s south-east has died after falling unconscious on the sofa during a party on her first day of work.
Key points:The 51-year-old woman is understood to have been in a party room with two others on her own sofa when she fell asleep on her back.
Her body was discovered by a neighbour.
She is the second woman to die at a house party in the area in a week.
The house party was held at a home in the northern suburb of Bourke Street on Sunday night.
The party room was shared with two other women and the woman was sleeping on the back of a couch when she passed out.
“The house was crowded with people and there was a lot of alcohol, so the woman passed out on her sofa,” a neighbour, who asked not to be named, said.
“There was no sign of CPR, but she was unconscious and there were no paramedics at the scene.”
She said the woman’s husband had been in the house with her for several hours.
“They were just standing around chatting and laughing, drinking,” the neighbour said.
Emergency services arrived and took the woman to hospital.
The man who was the last person to see her said he was shocked by what happened.
“She looked really happy, but I couldn’t tell if she was drunk or not,” the man, who did not want to be identified, said, adding that she had a lot to be thankful for.
“I just hope she is okay and that she’s OK with what happened and can move on with her life.”
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