The heartbreaking trip home will cost Kelly Clarke’s family over $60,000 but they are hopeful their insurance will cover the exorbitant costs.
Ryde woman Kelly Clarke complained of a stomach bug before falling gravely ill and dying in Fiji.Source:Supplied
Mrs Clarke, a 24-year-old children’s nurse, was on her honeymoon with husband Chase at a resort in Sigatoka when she fell ill on Wednesday.
She shrugged it off as a stomach bug but within hours was rushed to a Lautoka hospital where doctors began treating her for suspected typhoid. She died two days later.
Mrs Clarke’s brother Murray Shaw last night told The Daily Telegraph the nurse died of “severe bilateral pneumonia”.
Her husband Chase has been raising money to fly her body back to Australia.Source:Facebook
Mr Clarke said it would cost about $61,000 to bring his wife home on a private plane due to “her infection”.
“We’ve got to abide by their laws,” he said.
Mr Clarke said he now faced having to plan his wife’s funeral.
“She’ll be put on a plane and be taken home (on Monday) hopefully,” he said yesterday. The couple had been on Fiji’s main island in the lead-up to the wedding of Mr Clarke’s best mate.
Ms Clarke’s body will be flown home today.Source:Supplied