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"The cause of death is reserved", one local paper reported, adding that investigations are "in progress"

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The beach at Candolim

The beach at Candolim

The beach at Candolim

A 66-year-old Irish woman has been found dead in a rented apartment in a small town in Goa.  

According to local media reports, the alarm was raised in the town of Candolim when a British friend tried to contact her on her mobile.

When there was no response to her message, the British woman asked her husband to check on her friend.

However, as the door was locked from the inside he had to ask the flat owner to open the door. As they entered they found the deceased “lying in a sleeping posture on the bed."

Local police were contacted and an ambulance later brought the Irish woman to PHC (Primary Health Center) Candolim where she was declared dead.

“The cause of death is reserved,” one local paper reported, adding that investigations are “in progress."

Candolim is located just north of the Mandovi river and is home to Goa's most popular and well-known resort and holiday village.

“As such, it's not a typical backpackers destination,” TripAdvisor notes.

“However, it is also a very popular evening destination as it has a number of very good restaurants and night clubs."

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