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Filipino woman believed to be world’s oldest person dies at 124 – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-11-24 15:22:36 –

Lola Francisca Susano (Photo courtesy of Kabankalan City Government)

(NEXSTAR) – A Filipino woman, believed to be the oldest person in the world, died at the age of 124.

Laura Francisca Susano died early Monday evening, according to the city of Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, Philippines.

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“We are saddened when we receive the news that our beloved Laura Francisca Susano has died,” the city government posted. Facebook. “Her official declaration as the oldest person in the world at the age of 124 is now being verified by the Guinness World Records.”

CNN Philippines reported The cause of her death has not yet been identified, according to city spokesman Jake Carlin Gonzalez. Susano was tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, but reportedly had no signs of the virus.

Susano was born on September 11, 1897, before the Philippines became independent of Spanish rule, CNN Philippines reported.

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City officials, including Mayor Pedro Zaiko Jr. and Deputy Mayor Raul Rivera, and “everyone in Kabankalan mourns and prays for Laura Isca’s family during the bereavement,” the city wrote in a post. There is.

“Lola Iska always remains our inspiration and pride,” the post read.

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