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Family of Nurse Who Died In Fiji Forced To Hire Private Jet To Bring Her Home

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Family of Nurse Who Died In Fiji Forced To Hire Private Jet To Bring Her Home

The body of a young nurse who died in Fiji while on her honeymoon has arrived back in Sydney.

Kelly Clarke, 24, complained of stomach pains on Wednesday and her husband Chase says within half an hour, he knew the situation was critical.

She died about 30 hours later in Lautoka Hospital, north of Nadi.

Kelly Clarke's body has been returned to Australia just days after she died in Fiji

 Mrs Clarke, a nurse at Westmead Children’s Hospital, was initially thought to have typhoid, however her family has since revealed she died of severe bilateral pneumonia.

A private plane carrying the young woman’s body arrived in Sydney on Tuesday morning, Nine Network reports.

The family were initially told it would cost $61,000 to bring the young woman home – but her insurance covered the cost.

The young woman was on her honeymoon with husband Chase Clarke when she died

Mrs Clarke’s family has remembered her as an ‘amazing human being’ who had a big heart and time for anyone.

Her husband says it was a ‘horrible situation’ that should never have happened.

‘She told me she was scared she was going to die,’ he told the Seven Network on Sunday.

‘I told her I loved her.’

‘This horrible situation shouldn’t have happened,’ Mr Clarke said.

Her family has since revealed she died of severe bilateral pneumonia

When a friend revealed she was concerned for her mother, who was recently diagnosed with Lupus, Mr Clarke told her to never travel to a third-world country.

Mrs Clarke’s brother, Murray Shaw, posted a loving tribute to his sister after she died.

‘Kelly has passed away,’ he wrote.

The young couple were also in Fiji to celebrate the wedding of a friend 

‘She went into cardiac arrest five times in the last hour and the medivac team didn’t make it in time.

‘You (were a) beautiful girl and amazing sister you will be deeply missed,’ he wrote.

The family made a fundraising page to help bring the young woman home before she died, more than $52,000 was donated.

‘All your kind donations will go a long way to support her husband and family in the difficult times to come,’ the family wrote on the site.

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