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Model drowns on underwater photo shoot

18 May 2016, 14:22

Hengchun - A model in Taiwan drowned during an underwater photo shoot and while the exact cause has yet to be determined, there are reports the model suffered an asthma attack while underwater, News.com.au reports.

Olivia Ku, 25, a native of Taipei, was a popular model and amateur diver with at least three years of experience. 

The photo shoot took place in the waters near Hengchun Township, in Taiwan’s southern Pingtung County.

It has been suggested that the photographer asked Ku to remove her breathing apparatus, making her hold her breath underwater. These allegations have not been confirmed or denied by the local coast guard. Ku’s modelling agency should have secured professional divers on set for the photo shoot, veteran divers told Central European News.

She is survived by her husband and a four-year-old daughter.

- News24 Nigeria

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