An 8 months pregnant woman and her unborn baby have died after a suspected snake bite in Western Australia.
According to reports, Sinita Martin, 27, was visiting her parents on Monday night when she was bitten by a venomous snake.
Martin ran into her parent’s house and said she was bitten by a snake.
She then collapsed and suffered a seizure. The family called an ambulance and she was rushed to hospital. Martin, who was 31 weeks pregnant, went into cardiac arrest but could not be rescusitated.
Her unborn baby also died.
Police are in the process of preparing a report for the coroner, but it is thought that toxicology reports could take months.
The exact species of snake responsible for biting Martin is not identified but experts believe western brown snake was most likely to be responsible.