UPDATE: Death of woman, 36, in Forest Gate linked to helium gas
The death of a woman at a flat in Forest Gate has been linked to helium gas.
The body of Christina Veiga, 36, was discovered at a property in Station Road yesterday evening.
Ms Veiga, believed to be from Portugal, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police and ambulance crews were called at 5.45pm following reports of a suspected “chemical incident”.
A police spokeswoman said: “London Fire Brigade attended following reports of an unknown gas substance in the address.
“This was later confirmed as a helium gas cylinder, which was made safe.”
The death is not being treated as suspicious and the cause of death is not yet known.
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A postmortem is due to take place tomorrow.