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Alcohol poisoning caused death of 19-year-old international female student in a Dalhousie University

Dalhousie student died in residence from alcohol poisoning, police say

steps to a full recovery, alcohol abuse and addictionPolice say 19-year-old woman consumed a large amount of alcohol in a short time period

CBC News Posted: Dec 10, 2015 1:19 PM AT Last Updated: Dec 10, 2015 1:30 PM AT

Alcohol poisoning caused the death of a 19-year-old international student in a Dalhousie University residence earlier this fall, Halifax Regional Police say.

Police say they were called to the residence, LeMarchant Place, Nov. 13 at around 3:20 a.m. to help with a medical emergency.

They say the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the medical examiner’s office conducted an autopsy and had to do further testing to determine the cause of death.

Investigators ruled out foul play and determined¬†the woman consumed “a substantial amount of alcohol in a short period of time,” police said.

Police have not released the woman’s name.

The residence, located at 1246 LeMarchant St., has rooms for 300 students over five floors.

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