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Toddler poisoned by necklace

17 January 2016, 11:00

San Juan — A Louisiana woman says her 2-year-old daughter is recovering from a near-fatal poisoning from a necklace bead while she was on a Caribbean cruise.

Twenty-nine-year-old Samantha Gandy says her daughter Audrey apparently swallowed beads from a necklace her grandmother had received during a previous cruise from a vendor at the dock in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Also Read: Man poisons and buries 11-year-old in Bauchi

The Monroe, Louisiana, woman says the girl was drooling and burning with fever and was rushed to a hospital when the ship arrived Thursday in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

She says tests confirmed the child had been poisoned by a crab's eye necklace.

- AP

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