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Great-granny (82) dies after falling on bus

By Hilary Duncanson

A great-grandmother has died 10 days after falling on a moving bus in Edinburgh.

The 82-year-old, from Dalkeith, Midlothian, was returning from church on the number 3 Lothian service when it braked suddenly near a roundabout in Gilmerton Road, at the junction with the bypass on-slip.

It is thought the bus stopped suddenly to avoid a car.

The elderly passenger, whose name has not been revealed by police at the request of her family, suffered serious injuries in the incident at around 1pm on Friday December 16.

She was taken by ambulance to the city's Western General Hospital, but died in the early hours of Boxing Day, Police Scotland confirmed.

In a statement issued through the force, her family said: "We are all deeply saddened by this unexpected loss. She was a loving mother of four children and, being a woman of faith, was returning from the chapel in Edinburgh."

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