Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Japanese students save Aborigine opera singer



'An investigation has been launched after a prominent Aboriginal woman in Australia was left for dead after collapsing at a busy city bus stop. Singer Delmae Barton, 62, says she lay for more than five hours in a pool of her own vomit after suffering a suspected stroke or diabetes attack. Her plight was ignored by hundreds of commuters who passed by in the Queensland city of Brisbane... Japanese students eventually came to her rescue, calling an ambulance to take her to hospital... Ms Barton, a well-respected opera singer and indigenous elder, says she believes she was left unattended because of her race...' More

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