117-year-old woman dies hours af­ter get­ting birth cer­tifi­cate

Daily Trust - - STRANGE STORIES -

A 117-year-old woman in Mex­ico City fi­nally re­ceived her birth cer­tifi­cate, and then died a few hours later.

Trinidad Al­varez Lira had waited years for proof that she had been born in 1898.

She hadn’t re­ceived all the gov­ern­ment old age ben­e­fits she was en­ti­tled to be­cause she had no proof of her age.

The city Depart­ment of So­cial Devel­op­ment said yes­ter­day they had fi­nally granted her birth cer­tifi­cate ear­lier this week, but she died of a heart at­tack on Wed­nes­day.

Ap­par­ently Al­varez Lira didn’t have time to cash a sin­gle cheque..

Culled from cb­snews. com

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