Mo­ments of teen Natasha

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me to get the sec­ond epipen right away.”

He quickly jabbed the sec­ond epipen into her up­per thigh, but it failed to re­lieve the symp­toms.

The state­ment added: “Natasha said that she still couldn’t breathe and des­per­ately looked at me, she said ‘Daddy, help me, I can’t breathe.’”

She soon lost con­scious­ness and cabin staff were aided by a ju­nior doc­tor in ap­ply­ing CPR for the re­main­der of the jour­ney.

Her fa­ther was at her side through­out, while her friend Bethany held her hand.

He re­called be­ing “to­tally fo­cused on sav­ing her life” and “beg­ging her to fight and live”.

As hope be­gan to fade that Natasha would sur­vive in hos­pi­tal, her fa­ther put a phone to her ear so her mother and brother could say good­bye.

Her mother Tanya could be seen wip­ing her eyes as she lis­tened to the state­ment.

“The pain and agony of the call was be­yond any­thing I have known,” the state­ment said of the mo­ment Mr Ed­nan-Lap­er­ouse broke the news to Natasha’s mother. “These calls I had to make were the worst of my life. “Each of them was com­pletely over­whelmed, dis­tressed and shocked.” Mr Ed­nan-Lap­er­ouse then called his own mother and asked her to visit a branch of Pret A Manger in west Lon­don to ex­am­ine the sand­wich. Find­ing noth­ing on the la­bel or on the shelf, his mother made in­quiries at the counter and was handed a folder of in­for­ma­tion. “My mother looked down the list and found that the baguette dough had sesame seed in­side it,” the state­ment said.

“I was stunned that a big food com­pany like Pret could mis­la­bel a sand­wich and this could cause my daugh­ter to die.”

Mr Camp­bell sug­gested on Mon­day that Natasha’s fa­ther “must un­for­tu­nately be mis­taken” about his rec­ol­lec­tions of the food’s pack­ag­ing, say­ing they do not typ­i­cally dis­play in­gre­di­ents.

How­ever, Mr Ed­nan-Lap­er­ouse re­sponded that while he never bought food from Pret, he would reg­u­larly go in­side branches to in­spect the food and found some did have such la­bels, while oth­ers did not.

He added: “There was no la­bel on the fridge, I have got an ea­gle eye for such things.

“The vig­i­lance lev­els that me and my wife have are like that of a hawk – if there is some there to be seen, we are go­ing to be see­ing it.”

Natasha had been trav­el­ling to Nice for a four-day break with her best friend at the start of what should have been “the best sum­mer ever”, her par­ents said in an ear­lier state­ment.

The in­quest is due to last un­til Fri­day.

The pain and agony of the call was be­yond any­thing I have known

Nadim Ed­nan-Lap­er­ouse

Natasha Ed­nanLap­er­ouse was on a flight to France when she be­came ill

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