39th year  -  N° 148                 Monday, 27 May 2024         Antwerpen		
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Sunday 31st of August 1997

27 years ago Her Heart Had Been Displaced

Princess of Wales Diana Frances Spencer aka Lady Di dies as a result of injuries sustained in a car crash  at the age of 36 in Pont de l'Alma road tunnel, VIIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Diana's 42-year-old companion Dodi Fayed and the 41-year-old driver of the Mercedes S280 Henri Paul were pronounced dead at the scene. 31-year-old bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones was seriously injured but survived. Diana's heart had been displaced to the right side of the chest which tore the pulmonary vein and the pericardium. Diana died at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital despite lengthy resuscitation attempts including internal cardiac massage. Although the media blamed the behaviour of the paparazzi who followed the car a French judicial investigation in 1999 found that the crash was caused by Henri Paul who lost control of the Mercedes at high speed while he was intoxicated and under the effects of prescription drugs.